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Shayne Gostisbehere | Defenseman | #53

Team: Philadelphia Flyers
Age / DOB:  (24) / 4/20/1993
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 180
College: Union College
Drafted: 2012 / Rd. 3 (78) / PHI

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Shayne Gostisbehere picked up three more assists on Saturday.
The blueliner is now up to eight helpers in five games is and tied for the NHL lead in assists among defensemen with Mike Green and Will Butcher. He is off to a great start after a struggling sophomore season in which he had seven goals and 39 points. Gostisbehere had 46 points in 64 games as a rookie and do not be surprised if he is able to climb past the 50 point mark in 2017-18. Oct 15 - 9:22 AM

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Shayne Gostisbehere got two assists in the Flyers' 6-5 loss to the Predators Tuesday night.

Gostisbehere has five assists in four games this season. His points have all come from a pair of multi-point contests on Oct. 4 and Oct. 10. He had seven goals and 39 points in 76 games as a sophomore in 2016-17 and has the potential to finish above the 40-point milestone this time around.
Oct 11 - 11:00 AM

Shayne Gostisbehere opened his season with three assists and one shot on goal in 18:12 of ice time in Saturday's 5-3 win at San Jose.

Ghost appeared to have a goal, but it was later changed to a marker for Wayne Simmonds instead. Still, a three-point night in the opener is nothing to sneeze at, as the rearguard hailing from the Sunshine State is off to a great start. He obviously showed no ill effects of the upper-body injury that slowed him at the end of the preseason.
Oct 5 - 2:28 AM

Shayne Gostisbehere (upper body) practiced Tuesday and declared himself "ready to go."

The Flyers have eight defensemen on the roster to start their four-game road trip and it's still unclear at this time if Gostisbehere will play Wednesday night. "He's gotta be able to help us win a game," GM Ron Hextall said. "We'll see how he is (Wednesday)."
Oct 3 - 5:53 PM

Shayne Gostisbehere (upper body) is on the Flyers' flight to San Jose, according to beat reporter Sam Carchidi.

Gostisbehere was injured in Sunday's preseason game against the Islanders. His availability for the regular season opener on Wednesday night is still up in the air, but the fact that he's making a cross-country trip is a good sign. Of course, it doesn't mean that he'll play on Wednesday, but it could indicate that he'll be in the lineup at some point during their four-game trip to open the season. Gostisbehere had 39 points in 76 games last season. Expect him to surpass that number if he stays healthy.
Oct 2 - 7:53 PM

Shayne Gostisbehere suffered an upper body injury in the third period Sunday and did not return.

The severity of the injury is unknown at this time and the Flyers may carry eight defensemen to start the season as a result. That would mean that rookies Travis Sanheim and Sam Morin will make the team in addition to the already selected first year player Robert Hagg. Gostisbehere should improve on his 39 point season of last year if he is healthy so look for 50 points from the offensive Gostisbehere.
Oct 2 - 8:38 AM

Shayne Gostisbehere has focused on adding upper-body core strength and muscle over the summer.

The goal is to provide Gostisbehere with more stamina and put him in a battle position to battle for the puck along the boards. He should be in a significantly better position physically than he was a year ago. "I have a lot less doubt, just I'd say, body-wise," Gostisbehere said. "Obviously last year coming off surgeries and stuff. You have your doubts mentally if I'm going to hold up. I think the biggest thing for me is how good of a summer I just had, how strong I got. I feel like I'm in great shape. I'm ready for the season. Build it up to break it down." Heading into his third season in the NHL, Gostisbehere could end up with a 40-50 point season.
Sep 6 - 8:08 AM

Shayne Gostisbehere admitted that last season's on-ice struggles took a toll on him.

Gostisbehere put up 17 goals and 46 points in 64 games during his rookie season with the Flyers. His numbers took a hit last season, as he had seven goals, 39 points and a minus-21 rating in 76 contests. "Last season, it obviously didn’t go like my first season," Gostisbehere said. "You don’t get the bounces, per se, and it takes a toll on you mentally — and then you start looking for things you can change." Expect the talented blue liner to have a bounce-back season in 2017-18.
Aug 22 - 5:32 PM

Shayne Gostisbehere is more confident going into the 2017-18 season.

Gostisbehere didn't feel like he was ever able to establish a rhythm last year after he had surgery to repair injuries to his hip and abdominal muscles in May 2016. "It's your thought process," he said. "You're making cuts, you're doing things [and] you think about it. 'I could have gone a little faster there. Is that from the surgery?' It's more mental than anything." He struggled during his sophomore campaign after an impressive rookie year. If Gostisbehere returns to form then he could be a great value pick on the back end.
Aug 12 - 9:22 AM

Shayne Gostisbehere is thrilled to have a new multi-year contract with the Flyers.

According to reports, it is a six-year deal worth $27 million. "It's a dream come true to be part of one of the best organizations in hockey," Gostisbehere said in a statement. "With everything that's going on here - we've got some young guys coming up and we've already got some key pieces - it's nice to know you're part of the future and part of the plans." Philadelphia has some excellent defense prospects and Gostisbehere has displayed great offensive instincts since he joined the big club. The 24-year-old blueliner has produced 85 points in the first 142 games of his NHL career.
Jun 10 - 9:01 AM

Updating a previous report, Shayne Gostisbehere received a $11 million dollar signing bonus on top of his six-year, $27 million contract extension.

That is a lot of money for a defenseman who really struggled and was a healthy scratch fives times throughout the season. However, GM Ron Hextall is still a believer in Gostisbehere's potential. "A lot of players are handed unlimited ice time, unlimited roles, because all the way up they are the best player on their team," Hextall said. "There are lessons that a lot of them have to go through as pros and 'Ghost' went through some of those last year. He's clearly going to be a better player because of it." If the Flyers wish to make the playoffs next season, they'll need the Gostisbehere that picked up 46 points in 64 games two seasons ago.
Jun 9 - 9:15 PM

The Philadelphia Flyers have signed Shayne Gostisbehere to a six-year, $27 million contract extension.

The Flyers confirmed the signing, but not the length or financial terms of the deal, so those are based on reported figures. Gostisbehere would have been a restricted free agent this summer after completing his entry-level contract. The Flyers are taking a bit of a risk here given that Gostisbehere struggled at times during his sophomore campaign, but he certainly has the potential to be a top-end offensive defenseman, so that $4.5 million annual cap hit could end up looking like quite the steal. Plus even if the 2016-17 campaign wasn't an ideal one for him, he still ended up with seven goals and 39 points in 76 contests.
Jun 9 - 5:08 PM

Shayne Gostisbehere notched a goal and an assist in a 6-2 win over Pittsburgh on Sunday night.

The Ghost now has seven goals and 33 points in 69 games this season. It snaps a five game pointless drought, Gostisbehere also picked up two penalty minutes and five shots in the game.
Mar 26 - 10:53 PM

Shayne Gostisbehere picked up an assist in the Flyers' 4-0 win against Pittsburgh on Wednesday.

Gostisbehere has recorded at least a point in three of his last four games. He has six goals and 31 points in 63 contests in his sophomore campaign.
Mar 16 - 9:10 AM

It looks like Shayne Gostisbehere is regaining his confidence from last season.

Gostisbehere had a goal and an assist Thursday against Toronto and looked like the rookie sensation he was last year rather than the confused blueliner for most of this season. He has six goals and 29 points but look for a big improvement the rest of the way and do not downgrade him next season when drafting.
Mar 11 - 9:12 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Sean Couturier
2Nolan Patrick
3Valtteri Filppula
4Jori Lehtera
LW1Claude Giroux
2Jordan Weal
3Travis Konecny
4Scott Laughton
5Taylor Leier
RW1Jakub Voracek
2Wayne Simmonds
3Dale Weise
4Michael Raffl
5Colin McDonald
D1Ivan Provorov
2Shayne Gostisbehere
3Andrew MacDonald
4Radko Gudas
5Robert Hagg
6Brandon Manning
7Travis Sanheim
G1Brian Elliott
2Michal Neuvirth
3Anthony Stolarz