Former Union College defenseman Shayne Gostisbehere signed a new contract with the Philadelphia Flyers on Friday.
It’s a multi-year deal for the 24 year-old defenseman who helped lead the Dutchmen to the 2014 NCAA Frozen Four title. Financial terms were not disclosed.
Gostisbehere, who was a restricted free agent, completed his third season in the Flyers organization, and second in Philadelphia. It was a so-so year for Gostisbehere, who found himself a healthy scratch for several games. He played in 76 games and had seven goals and 32 assists. Gostsisbehere’s play improved over the final six weeks of the regular season.
He broke on to the scene with the Flyers early in the 2015-16 season. Called up from Lehigh Valley after Mark Streit got hurt, Gostisbehere dazzled Flyers fans with his play and hard slap shot. He had 17 goals and 29 assists in 64 games and was a runner-up in the Calder Trophy race for Rookie of the Year.
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