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Kevin Shattenkirk | Defenseman | #22

Team: New York Rangers
Age / DOB:  (28) / 1/29/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 200
Drafted: 2007 / Rd. 1 (14) / COL
Contract: view contract details

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Kevin Shattenkirk has not scored in 28 games.
Shattenkirk is in a horrible slump as he has only three assists in his last 17 games. He met with coach Alain Vigneault during the bye week and the coach wanted Shattenkirk to be more aggressive with the puck and not less. "Just had a good chat with AV, and we just talked about how I wasn’t playing aggressive enough," Shattenkirk said. "That’s making plays out of our ‘D’ zone and finding those little breakout passes, making possession plays that makes our team look fast. And then joining the rush." We are not sure how this is working out as Shattenkirk is a minus-five in the two games since. He has five goals and 23 points with a minus-13 rating in 44 games. That's not good. Jan 15 - 7:52 AM
Source: NY Post

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Kevin Shattenkirk hasn't scored a goal in 26 games.

Shattenkirk recorded his fifth goal back on Nov. 6 and he hasn't found the back of the net since then. He has also only contributed five assists in the past 17 contests.
Jan 8 - 4:51 PM

It seems fair to say that Capitals coach Barry Trotz isn't Kevin Shattenkirk's biggest fan.

Washington acquired Shattenkirk ahead of the squad's 2017 playoff run, but he didn't end up working out. "I think everybody thought of him as a 1-2 [defenseman], and he really wasn’t," Trotz said of Shattenkirk. "He was a little lower." Shattenkirk ultimately left the Capitals when his contract expired and signed with the New York Rangers. That's worked out far better for him as he has five goals and 20 points in 27 contests with New York. The Rangers will play against the Capitals on Friday.
Source: NY Post
Fri, Dec 8, 2017 04:46:00 AM

Kevin Shattenkirk had four shots on goal in Friday's 2-0 loss to the Columbus Blue Jackets.

The four shots were tied for a team-high tonight. His 22:37 of ice time ranked second on the Rangers behind Brady Skjei. Shattenkirk has five goals and 12 assists in 20 games this season. He'll continue to be a strong asset in most fantasy leagues.
Fri, Nov 17, 2017 09:48:00 PM

Kevin Shattenkirk extended his point streak to five games on Monday.

Shattenkirk scored a goal and registered an assist, making it his third multi-point game over the span of that point streak. He's up to five goals and 15 points in 16 contests this season.
Source: NY Post
Tue, Nov 7, 2017 10:59:00 AM

Kevin Shattenkirk has finally settled in as a New York Ranger.

It only took 15 games for the UFA to acclimate himself to his new team. "I feel comfortable now," Shattenkirk said. "I think the last six or seven games or so I've really felt like I'm not thinking anymore, and I know the systems and everything that goes along with the structure of our team and the systems we're supposed to play. I'm doing that instinctively, and then I'm able to play my game within that. I think for me, I've just felt a lot more comfortable knowing where my options are when I get pucks and what I'm supposed to to in the d-zone, things like that." The offensive defenseman has four goals and 13 points in 15 games after his two goal performance Saturday.
Mon, Nov 6, 2017 08:32:00 AM

Kevin Shattenkirk scored two goals in Saturday's 5-4 overtime win over the Florida Panthers.

Shattenkirk's first goal tied the game at two late in the first period, while his second marker gave the Rangers the win in overtime. The blue liner finished his night with four shots on goal, one hit and two blocked shots in 23:06 of ice time. Shattenkirk has four goals and 13 points in 15 games this season. He's currently riding a four-game point streak. Shattenkirk's overall game isn't the greatest, but he'll continue to be a fantasy asset.
Sun, Nov 5, 2017 12:05:00 AM

Kevin Shattenkirk registered an assist in the Rangers' 3-1 loss to St. Louis on Tuesday.

Shattenkirk has a goal and four points in four games this season. That puts him in a six-way tie for fourth place in the defensemen scoring race at this very early stage of 2017-18. Unfortunately he also has a minus-four rating as the Rangers have gone 1-3-0 to open the campaign.
Source: NY Post
Wed, Oct 11, 2017 04:36:00 AM

Kevin Shattenkirk's Rangers debut left plenty to be desired.

Shattenkirk did get an assist in 23:48 minutes of ice time, but he also had a minus-three rating in New York's 4-2 loss to Colorado. "I think honestly on most nights if we make some of those mistakes that we did tonight, we will be on the wrong side of things," Shattenkirk said. "I think we saw firsthand the level of play was much higher than it was in the preseason. They came out to play. We fed into what they do well — transition hockey, making skilled plays. They are a fast team and we just kind of fed them in the wrong areas and they were able to capitalize." It's believed Shattenkirk left money on the table elsewhere so he could instead play for his hometown team. His four-year, $26.6 million contract is more than reasonable given his resume and this game aside, he should be a great asset for the Rangers.
Source: NY Post
Fri, Oct 6, 2017 10:36:00 AM

Kevin Shattenkirk will start the season as part of the Rangers top defensive pairing with Ryan McDonagh.

Shattenkirk is not known as a shutdown defender, in fact, he has been the opposite in that he is an offensive stud. "I think as soon as you get labeled as an offensive guy, they just assume you can’t play defense a lot of times," Shattenkirk says. "I’m in a new place now and it’s up to me to prove that and make sure I can live up to that side of the job as well, which is the most important part of being a defenseman. Everyone plays in different ways. I’m not a guy who’s a bruiser and gonna throw guys off of pucks, but as long as you’re effective and keep the puck out of your net, I think that’s what most important." Look for Shattenkirk to get 50-55 points but his plus/minus could take a hit facing the opponent's best forwards on a nightly basis.
Sun, Oct 1, 2017 07:41:00 AM

Kevin Shattenkirk isn't feeling the pressure yet of playing for his hometown team, but he anticipates it.

"It’s not here yet, but it’s looming," Shattenkirk said. "It’s not a bad thing. It’s something I’m anticipating and I’m ready for. I knew coming into making this decision that it would be there, so it’s not like it’s going to hit me like a brick wall. I think that’s just the pressure of playing in New York, as well. You just have to perform on the big stage, and I’m looking forward to that opportunity." So far, Shattenkirk has played for Colorado, St. Louis, and briefly with Washington after being dealt there last season. Along the way he's surpassed the 40-point milestone in all of his campaigns and finished with 56 points in 2016-17. We're expecting at least another 40 points out of him this season with New York.
Source: NY Post
Fri, Sep 22, 2017 10:40:00 AM

Kevin Shattenkirk registered three assists in Wednesday's 4-3 overtime win over the New Jersey Devils.

Shattenkirk signed with his hometown team this offseason and he already looks pretty comfortable on the ice with his new teammates. Of course, this is still just the preseason, but he should be able to continue racking up points from the blue line this season. The 28-year-old had 13 goals and 56 points in 80 games with St. Louis and Washington last season. Expect more of the same from him.
Wed, Sep 20, 2017 10:33:00 PM

Kevin Shattenkirk knows it's not easy to play in New York, but he wants to build a successful legacy there.

"If you can bring it home in New York, for me, it's something you can never replicate anywhere else," Shattenkirk said. "New York is New York, and as critical as the fan base is and the media, they're just as happy to see you win and your legacy will kind of live on forever." Expect him to a different dynamic to the Rangers' power play starting this season. He isn't the greatest in his own end, but he's capable of creating offense. Shattenkirk should be a safe bet to surpass the 40-point mark if he stays healthy. He had 56 points in 80 games with St. Louis and Washington in 2016-17.
Sun, Aug 20, 2017 10:25:00 AM

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.
Source: NY Post
Thu, Jul 20, 2017 08:19:00 AM

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
Sun, Jul 2, 2017 09:22:00 AM

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