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Kevin Shattenkirk | Defenseman | #21

Team: New York Rangers
Age / DOB:  (28) / 1/29/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 202
Drafted: 2007 / Rd. 1 (14) / COL
Contract: view contract details

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Kevin Shattenkirk believes that the New York Rangers will be a Stanley Cup contender over the length of his four-year contract.
"When you’re with the New York Rangers, their business is to win every year," Shattenkirk said. "They’re not a team that’s looking to go through a rebuilding period, and it seems like every year they’re making the moves necessary to make their team a championship team. In that respect, it’s kind of hard to see what the window is here, because every year I’ve been in the league they’ve been capable of winning a Stanley Cup." The Rangers have made the playoffs for seven straight seasons and 11 of the last 12 campaigns, so it's not hard to see how Shattenkirk can describe the Rangers as a team that has managed to stay competitive every year. That being said, the big X-Factor right now is Henrik Lundqvist, who is 35-years-old and coming off a down season. If he's on the decline then it will be difficult for the Rangers to win it all. Jul 20 - 8:19 AM
Source: NY Post

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A big reason why Kevin Shattenkirk chose the New York Rangers was the opportunity to play on the same team as Ryan McDonagh.

Shattenkirk was offered more money by other teams but chose his hometown Rangers at a reasonable price of $26.6 million over four years. "Ryan McDonagh was a big part of my decision," Shattenkirk said. "My goal is to be a phenomenal defenseman in all aspects, and I think that Ryan McDonagh will help me achieve that. It was a major part of my decision to be able to play with one of the best." The Rangers trade with Montreal for McDonagh years ago keeps paying benefits.
Source: NY Post
Jul 2 - 9:22 AM

The New York Rangers have signed defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk to a four-year/$26.6 million contract.

The native of New Rochelle, New York gave up money to go back home and play for the Rangers. Shattenkirk is an offensive stud who is nothing special defensively but he should quarterback the Rangers power play. That should get him to the 45-50 point mark but he will need help in his own zone during five-on-five play. Draft him in the fourth or fifth round if points are your only consideration.
Jul 1 - 2:31 PM

Despite reports claiming otherwise, TSN's Bob McKenzie is saying that Kevin Shattenkirk hasn't decided on a team yet.

The New York Rangers, New Jersey Devils and Colorado Avalanche were mentioned as teams in the mix. It's believed that Tampa Bay could be in the hunt for Shattenkirk's services as well.
Jul 1 - 11:52 AM

The New York Rangers have reportedly signed Kevin Shattenkirk to a four-year deal worth $6.9 million per year.

If the report is accurate, that's a total of $27.6 million. Keep in mind that this isn't official. Shattenkirk was viewed by many as the top free agent available on the open market. The 28-year-old is a puck-moving defenseman that struggles in his own end, but the Rangers needed someone who was mobile enough to help their transition game. Shattenkirk split last season with the St. Louis Blues and Washington Capitals. He scored 13 goals and 56 points in 80 games in 2016-17. Shattenkirk will continue to be an effective fantasy asset next season.
Jul 1 - 11:00 AM

Kevin Shattenkirk will reportedly receive a contract offer worth $49 million on Saturday.

It's not clear which team is making that bid, but it does give us an idea of just how big Shattenkirk's contract is likely to be. Shattenkirk is arguably the biggest name available in this summer's UFA market. He had 13 goals and 56 points in 80 contests, making it the fourth straight season that the defenseman has recorded at least 40 points (sixth consecutive full campaign, not counting the lockout shortened season).
Jul 1 - 4:32 AM

Tampa Bay made contact with Kevin Shattenkirk Sunday when the window to speak with pending unrestricted free agents opened.

The Lightning don't want to put themselves back into cap trouble unless the situation is worth it, so Shattenkirk could price himself out of their range. He also nixed a trade to Tampa Bay from St. Louis in January. Shattenkirk will be a highly sough-after player on July 1 and there will be competition for his services.
Jun 26 - 1:04 PM

Kevin Shattenkirk will reportedly narrow down his list of teams to sign with by the end of the week.

Shattenkirk is slated to meet with his agents and go ever his preferred destinations. He will become an unrestricted free agent on July 1 and he will be a highly sought-after defender.
Jun 7 - 6:08 PM

There's an off chance that the Vegas Golden Knights might decide to sign Kevin Shattenkirk before the UFA period, which would be to the benefit of the Washington Capitals.

Vegas will get a window to sign pending UFAs from June 18-21 before other teams are eligible to do so. The tradeoff is that any unrestricted free agent the Golden Knights sign during that period will count as their expansion draft selection from the players' former team. So while has an opportunity to ink Shattenkirk early and thus remove one of the top potential UFAs from entering the open market, the Capitals would then be spared losing anyone else during the expansion draft. Given that Washington is very unlikely to re-sign Shattenkirk and the club is deep enough that it would lose someone valuable in the expansion draft, Vegas signing Shattenkirk during its exclusive window might be seen as a best case scenario for the Capitals. Keep in mind this is all speculative though and shouldn't be taken as an indication of what is likely to happen, only what could potentially happen.
Jun 4 - 3:49 PM

Kevin Shattenkirk can become an unrestricted free agent on July 1.

He will be the most sought-after defender on the market. Shattenkirk hasn't ruled out a return to the Washington Capitals, but he will listen to other offers because he wants to be a No. 1 blueliner. "It's a great opportunity for me. It's one that you don't get many chances at as a player," he said. "I have to weigh out all my options. Until I get a little bit more of an idea of what's ahead of me here in Washington and talk with him, then we'll start to figure out what's going on."
May 16 - 10:29 AM

Kevin Shattenkirk took a team-high five shots on goal in Washington's 2-0 loss to Pittsburgh in Game 7 Wednesday night.

The Capitals acquired Shattenkirk in the hopes that he would help them win a championship, but obviously that didn't work out. Shattenkirk didn't end up being an impact player in the Capitals' postseason run and finished with a goal, six points, and a minus-four rating in 13 contests. He's eligible to become an unrestricted free agent this summer and the Capitals probably won't re-sign him.
May 10 - 10:20 PM

Kevin Shattenkirk scored his first goal of the postseason at 3:13 of the first overtime period to give the Washington Capitals a 3-2 triumph over the Penguins in Game 3 in Pittsburgh Monday night.

The Caps now trail the Pens 2-1 in the best-of-seven playoff series. The Pens won the first two games in Washington. Assisting on Shattenkirk's goal were Nicklas Backstrom and Evgeny Kuznetsov, the same two Washington forwards who scored the team's first two goals. Backstrom opened the scoring on a power-play goal at 13:05 of the first period. Kuznetsov made it 2-0 on a goal at 9:46 of the third period. Shattenkirk, who was a minus-seven in the playoffs heading into Monday, scored his goal on a power play.
May 1 - 11:09 PM

Kevin Shattenkirk is not having a good playoff.

The talented defenseman is a minus seven so far in eight games. Caps' coach Barry Trotz has certainly seen Shattenkirk's struggles. "I know he can play better", said Trotz of Shattenkirk. Well the Caps better hope so if they are going to climb out of the 2-0 series whole they are in.
Apr 30 - 12:22 PM

Kevin Shattenkirk only logged 12:54 minutes of ice time in Game 4 on Wednesday.

Washington only spent 36 seconds with the man advantage in that contest, so that's part of the reason why Shattenkirk was used so sparingly. Regardless, that represented a career-low for Shattenkirk in a playoff contest. "[Associate Coach Todd Reirden] talked to me today and just said that it won’t happen again, but I’m fine with it," Shattenkirk said. "We won a hockey game, so that’s fine by me. I don’t mind it at all. It’s something that I think every one of us has to be prepared for just in case, but when it’s my turn to play 20-plus minutes, I need to make sure that I’m ready." Washington will play against Toronto in Game 5 Friday night.
Apr 21 - 6:01 PM

Kevin Shattenkirk had one assist and nine shots on goal in Game 1 versus Toronto.

The Capitals won the match by a 3-2 score in overtime. Shattenkirk logged 22:00 of ice time in the contest. His arrival from St. Louis has given Washington a game-breaker on the back end as well as some much-needed defensive depth.
Apr 15 - 9:55 AM

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D1Ryan McDonagh
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