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Shayne Gostisbehere | Defenseman | #53

Team: Philadelphia Flyers
Age / DOB:  (23) / 4/20/1993
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 180
College: Union College
Drafted: 2012 / Rd. 3 (78) / PHI

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Sam Donnellon of the Philadelphia Daily News is wondering if Shayne Gostisbehere might be better suited as a forward.
As Donnellon notes, Gostisbehere is neither big or physical, but he is offensively gifted. Given that the Flyers also have a good group of defensive prospects on the way, they might also be able to fill the void if Gostisbehere is moved up front. Gostisbehere wouldn't be the first defenseman to make that shift. Two noteworthy examples are Brent Burns and Dustin Byfuglien, who both spent extended times as a forward at points in their respective careers, though both of them are presently serving as blueliners. None of this means that Gostisbehere will end up playing as a forward someday. This is just food for thought. Feb 21 - 5:14 AM

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Shayne Gostisbehere set up all three Flyer goals to help his team top Vancouver 3-2 on Sunday night.

Gostisbehere was key in helping Philadelphia open up a 3-0 lead over the Canucks, then helping protect it. He now has four goals and 21 assists for 25 points in 53 games this season.
Feb 20 - 12:46 AM

Shayne Gostisbehere registered an assist in his return to the Flyers' lineup.

Gostisbehere spent the previous three games as a healthy scratch. He also had a minus-two rating in 22:06 minutes of ice time in the Flyers' 3-1 loss to the Islanders.
Feb 10 - 9:45 AM

Shayne Gostisbehere will return to the Flyers' blue line on Thursday against the Islanders.

The Ghost Bear had been sat down for each of the last three games in which the team went 1-2, beating only Canadiens. Philadelphia scored just once in that span. Through 48 games this season Gostisbehere has posted four goals and 21 points along with 58 blocks.
Feb 9 - 1:48 PM

Shayne Gostisbehere is taking his time in the press box in stride.

Gostisbehere has spent Philadelphia's last three games as a healthy scratch. "I never take it personally," Gostisbehere said. "I look at it as my coaches are doing what is best for me as a young player. I know we have 19-year-olds on this team. I’m turning 24 in April, but I still look at myself as a young guy, my second year in the league. … I know what my coaches are doing and they wouldn’t do this to punish me. They’re doing what’s best for me, for the team and in the future." Based on Wednesday's practice, he might be reinserted into the lineup on Thursday.
Feb 9 - 10:37 AM

Shayne Gostisbehere skated on Philadelphia's top power-play unit at Wednesday's practice.

Coach Dave Hakstol wouldn't confirm if Gostisbehere would return to the lineup Thursday against the New York Islanders, but it seems likely. "I haven't made a lineup decision. I will make it tomorrow," Hakstol said. "He got some good work out there today, and that's what we have been asking him pretty much over the last week. He got some great work in, some great practices, and he has done a good job of it." Gostisbehere has been scratched for the last three games and the Flyers have not scored a goal in the past two.
Feb 8 - 4:15 PM

Shayne Gostisbehere will be a healthy scratch on Monday.

It will be the third straight game for the second year defenseman and a long-time NHL scout says that Gostisbehere has lost his confidence. "Right from the get-go, he has lost a lot of confidence," the scout said this weekend. "I think he got off to a struggle early. There have been a number of guys like that around the league this year. The most difficult thing for anybody to get out of a funk, from every player I have known, is to battle your way through it in practice. It’s hard to do that in games." Gostisbehere has 17 points in 48 games after a 46 point season as a rookie in 64 games. Bench him if he is still active.
Feb 6 - 9:02 AM

Shayne Gostisbehere will sit for the second straight game on Saturday against the Kings.

Hard to believe Gostisbehere is thought as part of what's ailing Philadelphia, but he'll be in the press box again nevertheless. He's posted four goals and 17 points with 58 blocks in 48 games thus far.
Feb 3 - 7:47 PM

Shayne Gostisbehere will be scratched against Montreal on Thursday.

The young phenom however is a bit bewildered by the decision. "I don't know what to think of it right now," Gostisbehere said. "I'm definitely not happy. I guess you have to change some things up when you lose that bad, so I guess it's my turn. I could have done a lot of better things defensively, for sure." In 48 games he has four goals and 17 points with 58 blocks.
Feb 2 - 6:19 PM

Shayne Gostisbehere was a minus-two in his return to the Flyers lineup after being a healthy scratch Saturday.

It was the second time this season that Gostisbehere was sent to the press box. He has four goals and 19 points in 43 games this season. "You can obviously let it rattle you and let it set you back, but I'm going to go out there and do whatever it takes to help the team," he said. "If that's me being in the press box, that's me being in the press box. I'm here to help the team in any way possible." He is still fantasy worthy but Gostisbehere is not the offensive machine he was last season when he finished third in Calder voting with 17 goals and 46 points in 64 games.
Jan 16 - 8:35 AM

It's true, Shayne Gostisbehere will indeed play in Sunday's match against the Capitals after sitting out Saturday's game versus Boston.

Through 42 games, the offensive defender has posted four goals and 19 points along with 51 blocks. If you haven't already, get him back in your lineup.
Jan 15 - 12:15 PM

Shayne Gostisbehere and Nick Schultz will be scratched against the Bruins on Saturday afternoon.

Surprise to see The Ghost Bear on the pine for the second time this year, but with the Flyers in a tailspin this may be a way of sparking them. Through 42 games, he has posted four goals and 19 points along with 51 blocks. Schultz has picked up four helpers along with 22 hits and 29 blocks in 13 games.
Jan 14 - 12:33 PM

Shayne Gostisbehere (hand) will return to the lineup Wednesday.

He missed Sunday's win over Detroit because of a swollen right hand. Gostisbehere had an assist in four straight games before he was forced out of the lineup. The offensive defender has four goals and 16 points in 29 contests.
Tue, Dec 13, 2016 05:36:00 PM

Shayne Gostisbehere has been dealing with a badly swollen right hand.

We already knew Gostisbehere had an injured hand, but the severity of his injury wasn't clear. He didn't play on Sunday and remains questionable for Wednesday's contest. With Mark Streit (shoulder) now also sidelined, if Gostisbehere can't play on Wednesday then Nick Schultz is projected to draw into the lineup.
Tue, Dec 13, 2016 10:34:00 AM

Shayne Gostisbehere won't play due to a hand injury on Sunday against the Red Wings.

No word yet how severe an injury it is, but consider him day-to-day for now.
Sun, Dec 11, 2016 04:55:00 PM

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4Chris VandeVelde
RW1Jakub Voracek
2Wayne Simmonds
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D1Mark Streit
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3Michael Del Zotto
4Nick Schultz
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G1Steve Mason
2Michal Neuvirth