Rangers sign free-agent backup goalie Georgiev

NEW YORK — The New York Rangers agreed to terms Thursday with goaltender Alexandar Georgiev on a new contract. Georgiev was a restricted free agent.

The 24-year-old is expected to back up Igor Shesterkin next season after the Rangers bought out longtime face of the franchise Henrik Lundqvist.

Georgiev went 17-14-2 with a 3.04 goals-against average and .910 save percentage in 34 games last season. He has a 3.00 goals-against average, .913 save percentage and four shutouts in 77 career NHL games, all with the Rangers.

The only Bulgaria-born player in league history signed with New York as a free agent in 2017 after going undrafted.

The Rangers added veteran Keith Kinkaid in free agency early this month to give them depth in goal beyond Shesterkin and Georgiev.

Original article: https://www.espn.com/nhl/story/_/id/30122305/new-york-rangers-sign-free-agent-backup-goalie-alexandar-georgiev

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