Dilip Vishwanat

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Potential NHL 1-B


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October 2020 – Georgiev has signed a two-year contract extension with the New York Rangers worth an AAV of $2.425 million. This bridge deal will carry him through some time of revenue related uncertainty in the NHL. He will remain under team control upon expiration of this contract, and is expected to take on a regular backup role in the NHL throughout it’s duration. Brayden Olafson
October 2020 – Alex Georgiev received a qualifying offer of $792,000 from the New York Rangers. Considering his performance in the backup role over the last 18 months this would be a good value contract, but it seems unlikely that he’ll accept it. Moving into the full time backup role, the 24-year-old Georgiev, who has arbitration rights, could command a modest raise on a bridge deal. Brayden Olafson
September 2020 – With the buyout of Henrik Lundqvist reportedly imminent, Alexandar Georgiev’s future in Manhattan appears to be much more certain today than it was a month ago. While Igor Shestyorkin will likely assume the starting role for the Rangers, Georgiev’s competence at the NHL level should enable him to start in the range of 20-30 games for the team, with the opportunity to continue to develop into a 1B option at the NHL level. If Georgiev is able to prove his ability over a larger sample size, he could be the next in a trend of Ranger backups’ to be sought after outside of the organization. Brayden Olafson
March 2020 – Throughout the course of the 2020-21 NHL campaign, Georgiev has solidified himself as a reliable option for the Rangers. As expected, however, the arrival of Igor Shestyorkin has muddied the waters in Manhattan. Lundqvist is evidently the odd man out, but that hasn’t answered our questions about Georgiev’s future. He seems to have the stamina to be sold as a 1B option already, but the Rangers’ seem to be holding out. His pending RFA status could lead to an interesting negotiation but regardless of how the dust settles to begin the 2020-21 campaign, we should be able to expect 30+ starts from the 24-year-old. Brayden Olafson
March 2019 – In an extremely positive turn of events for Georgiev, the Rangers opted not to sign a free agent net-minder last off-season. Rather, the now 23-year-old is on pace for a 30-start season as a sophomore, posting a 0.907 sv% on a mediocre Ranger squad. The sample size is still relatively minimal, however, fundamentally, Georgiev has shown instances of starter-like poise and ability. With Igor Shestyorkin continuing to dominate the KHL, the race for the team’s goaltender of the future is heating up. Brayden Olafson
June 2018 – Georgiev was the mid-season beneficiary of the Rangers’ goaltending woes and took a happy advantage of his opportunity with the Blueshirts. In a ten-game spot-start audition alongside The King, he proved to be a competent backstop, and potential bridge to the Rangers future. Igor Shesterkin has long been foreseen as the heir to Hendrik Lundqvist, and though his development has been steady, the Rangers would be wise to make the transition more seamless by bridging the gap with an internal fix. Georgiev appears poised to sit in a ball-cap for the better part of the 2018-19 campaign, potentially starting between 20 and 30 NHL games. The deal should work well for both parties which will give the soon-to-be sophomore an opportunity to prove he is worthy of more than a pure backup role in the NHL. In the unexpected case that the Rangers do make a move on the free-agent goalie market, the waiver’s-exempt 22-year-old will be relegated to the Wolfpack for a year of development. Brayden Olafson

July 2017 – Georgiev signed a three-year entry-level two-way deal with the Rangers in July 2017 after an impressive showing at the Rangers annual development camp.  Georgiev is coming off an excellent 2016-17 season where he suited up for TPS in Finland’s Liiga.  In his first full pro season he posted a league best 1.70 GAA as well as 0.923 save % through 27 games.  The former WJC U-20 silver medalist will be battling for the #1 spot in Hartford this coming fall.   Geoff Kent

Attributes
Fantasy Upside 7.0
NHL Certainty 9.0
Country RUS
Position G
Roster Type NHL
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth February 10, 1996
Height 6‘1”
Weight 176 lbs
Drafted No

Stats

 Season Team League GP GAA SVS%      Playoffs GP GAA SVS%
 2010-2011 Team Center U15Districts Cup U152 - -|      
 2011-2012 Khimik Voskresensk U16Russia U1622 - -|      
  Lokomotiv Yaroslavl U16Russia U16 Finals1 - -|      
 2012-2013 Khimik Voskresensk U17Russia U1733 2.14 -|      
 2013-2014 Khimik VoskresenskMHL0 - -|      
 2014-2015 TPS U20U20 SM-sarja25 2.25 .920|Playoffs12 2.60 .909
  TPSLiiga14 2.21 .917|      
  Russia U20 (all)International-Jr3 0.66 -|      
 2015-2016 TPS