Flyers Rookie Shayne Gostisbehere Next in Line of NHL’s Most Explosive D-Men

March 28th, 2016 by Adrian Dater Leave a reply »

Shayne Gostisbehere may not technically finish as the NHL's best rookie of 2015-16. But he probably will go down as the most valuable.

Gostisbehere (all together now, it's pronounced "gaws-TIHS-bair," but he's becoming better known as "Ghost" or "Ghost Bear") has given the Philadelphia Flyers a weapon they've lacked for pretty much the last 30 years or so: namely, a game-breaking offensive presence from the blue line. And "game-breaking" is the apt adjective to describe Gostisbehere's contributions to the Flyers.

Of the first 15 goals he scored for Philadelphia, every one of them either tied the game or put the Flyers ahead.

"That's got to be some kind of record," said Flyers forward Wayne Simmonds, sitting across the visitors' locker room from Gostisbehere last week at the Pepsi Center, where the Flyers beat the Colorado Avalanche 4-2. "He's added a dimension to our team that we didn't have before. He's been pretty unbelievable, really."

The hyperbole of teammates praising one another aside, Gostisbehere's story is rather remarkable. A Flyers third-round draft choice in 2012, the Pembroke Pines, F ...

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