What Will Shayne Gostisbehere’s Role Be with Philadelphia Flyers in 2014-15?

August 7th, 2014 by Garrett Baker Leave a reply »

Shayne Gostisbehere is the Philadelphia Flyers' most NHL-ready prospect right now after winning the NCAA Championship with Union College a few months ago.

He was named the Frozen Four's Most Outstanding Player and signed an entry-level contract with Philadelphia shortly thereafter.

After playing in the final two games of the Adirondack Phantoms' season, Gostisbehere will be looking to make a big push this summer to climb his way into the NHL.

He is exactly the kind of player that Philadelphia needs. He's a tremendous skater and has great offensive ability.

His puck handling is phenomenal, he's got a good shot and he's extremely creative leading the rush from the back. Those are all components largely missing from the Flyers' blue line right now.

But with no major trades involving defensemen for Philadelphia occurring this past offseason, there is still a major glut at the NHL level.

Nicklas Grossmann, Luke Schenn, and Andrew MacDonald aren't very good, but are all signed to sizable deals and won't easily be released.

Braydon Coburn and Mark Streit are quality players who can ...

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