Shayne Gostisbehere

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Shayne Gostisbehere
Shayne Gostisbehere.jpg
Gostisbehere at the 2016 World Cup of Hockey
Born (1993-04-20) April 20, 1993 (age 25)
Pembroke Pines, Florida, U.S.
Height 5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Weight 180 lb (82 kg; 12 st 12 lb)
Position Defense
Shoots Left
NHL team Philadelphia Flyers
NHL Draft 78th overall, 2012
Philadelphia Flyers
Playing career 2014–present

Shayne Gostisbehere (born April 20, 1993) is an American professional ice hockey defenseman for the Philadelphia Flyers of the National Hockey League (NHL). He is known by his nickname, "Ghost" or "Ghost Bear."[1][2]

Early life and education[edit]

A product of the Florida Junior Panthers program, Shayne Gostisbehere grew up in Florida, attending Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School for two years[3] before transferring to South Kent School in South Kent, Connecticut, where he played two seasons as a junior in 2009–10 and as a senior in 2010–11.[4] His father, Regis, is a native of French Basque Country who moved to Florida to pursue a career as a professional jai alai player. Gostisbehere holds dual French-American citizenship, though he does not speak French. He was influenced to pursue hockey by his French-Canadian maternal grandfather Denis Brodeur (no relation to Martin).[5][6]

Gostisbehere played college hockey with the Union Dutchmen in the NCAA Men's Division I ECAC Hockey conference. In his junior year, Gostisbehere's outstanding play was rewarded with a selection to the 2013–14 ECAC Hockey All-Conference First Team.[7] The Dutchmen won the national title in 2014 and Gostisbehere earned great praise for his three points and plus-7 performance in a 7–4 win over the Minnesota Golden Gophers.[8]

Playing career[edit]

Gostisbehere was selected by the Philadelphia Flyers in the third round (78th overall) of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft.

On April 15, 2014, Gostisbehere was signed by the Flyers to an entry-level contract.[9] However, Gostisbehere suffered a torn ACL in November that kept him out of the lineup for the rest of the 2014–15 season in which he was slated to play for the Lehigh Valley Phantoms.[10]

Gostisbehere impressed in training camp preceding the 2015–16 season, but was ultimately sent down to the Phantoms.[11] A month into the season, on November 14, 2015, Gostisbehere was called up by the Flyers, and recorded his first career NHL point in his opening appearance with the Flyers on a game-tying assist against the Carolina Hurricanes.[12] Three days later he scored his first NHL goal against Jonathan Quick of the Los Angeles Kings[13] and followed it up with two overtime winners which were described as "absolutely identical",[6] making him the first Flyers rookie to score multiple overtime winners in a season.[14] Gostisbehere later added a third overtime goal against the Carolina Hurricanes, marking the second time that he'd scored the overtime winner against Carolina.

On February 13, 2016, he broke Barry Beck's point streak record for a rookie defenseman with a goal against the New Jersey Devils, extending his streak to 11 games.[15][16] On February 20, 2016, he extended his point streak to 15 games with an overtime goal against Toronto. Gostisbehere became the first rookie in NHL history to record 4 OT goals in a season.[17] On February 23, 2016, his point streak ended at 15 games in a loss against the Carolina Hurricanes.[18]

Gostisbehere finished his rookie season having been voted onto the 2015–16 NHL All Rookie Team[19] and finished second place in voting for the Calder Memorial Trophy.[20]

On June 9, 2017, Gostisbehere signed a six-year, $27 million deal with the Flyers, worth $4.5 million a season.[21]

Following a 4-1 defeat to the Florida Panthers on March 4, 2018, Gostisbehere invited the hockey team of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School to a meet and greet. This was weeks after the Stoneman Douglas High School shooting.[22]

Personal life[edit]

His older sister Felicia was a figure skater who suffered a career-ending hip injury as a teenager.[5][6][23] Gostisbehere's cousin Ugo Gostisbehere is a professional soccer player in France.[24] He currently lives with his girlfriend, Gina, and his three French bulldogs, Cooper, Pippa, and Louie.[25]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2011–12 Union Dutchmen ECAC 41 5 17 22 20
2012–13 Union Dutchmen ECAC 36 8 18 26 39
2013–14 Union Dutchmen ECAC 42 9 25 34 26
2013–14 Adirondack Phantoms AHL 2 0 0 0 2
2014–15 Lehigh Valley Phantoms AHL 5 0 5 5 0
2014–15 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 2 0 0 0 0
2015–16 Lehigh Valley Phantoms AHL 14 2 8 10 6
2015–16 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 64 17 29 46 24 6 1 1 2 4
2016–17 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 76 7 32 39 32
2017–18 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 78 13 52 65 25 6 1 0 1 4
NHL totals 220 37 113 150 81 12 2 1 3 8
Medal record
Representing  United States
Men's ice hockey
World Junior Championships
Gold medal – first place 2013 Ufa

International[edit]

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2013 United States WJC 1st, gold medalist(s) 6 1 1 2 25
2016 Team North America WCH 5th 3 0 4 4 4
Junior totals 6 1 1 2 25
Senior totals 3 0 4 4 4

Awards and honors[edit]

Award Year
College
All-ECAC Hockey Rookie Team 2011–12
ECAC Hockey All-Tournament Team 2012 [26]
All-ECAC Hockey Second Team 2012–13
AHCA East Second-Team All-American 2012–13
All-ECAC Hockey First Team 2013–14 [27]
AHCA East First-Team All-American 2013–14
NCAA Division I Men's Ice Hockey Championship 2014 [28]
NCAA All-Tournament Team 2014
ECAC Hockey All-Tournament Team 2014 [26]
NCAA All-Tournament Team 2014
NCAA Frozen Four Most Outstanding Player 2014 [29]
NHL
NHL All Rookie Team 2015–16 [19]
Philadelphia Flyers
Barry Ashbee Trophy 2015–16 [30]
2017–18 [31]
Gene Hart Memorial Award 2015–16 [30]
Part of fan-voted Flyers "Highlight of the Year" 2015–16 [32]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Panaccio, Tim (February 15, 2016). "Shayne Gostisbehere reflects on 'awesome' point streak". CSNPhilly.com. Retrieved June 26, 2016.
  2. ^ Iversen, Pat (February 17, 2016). "Morning Skate: Beware the 'Ghost Bear' of Philadelphia". sbnation.com. Retrieved February 25, 2016.
  3. ^ Leahy, Sean. "Flyers' Shayne Gostisbehere reacts to shooting at old high school". nbcsports.com. Retrieved 15 February 2018.
  4. ^ http://www.hockeysfuture.com/prospects/shayne-gostisbehere/
  5. ^ a b Gostisbehere, Shayne (December 6, 2017). "You Might Know Me as Ghost". The Players' Tribune. Retrieved December 19, 2017.
  6. ^ a b c McKenzie, Bob (December 2, 2015). "Do you believe in Ghosts? Meet Shayne Gostisbehere". TSN. Retrieved December 3, 2015.
  7. ^ Schott, Ken (2014-03-20). "Union dominates All-ECAC Hockey first team". Daily Gazette. Schenectady, NY. Retrieved 2014-03-20.
  8. ^ Albright, David (April 12, 2014). "Gostisbehere, Union leave their mark". ESPN. Retrieved December 3, 2015.
  9. ^ Ruby, Tyler (2014-04-15). "Philadelphia Flyers Sign Top Prospect Shayne Gostisbehere". sportsmedia101.com. Retrieved 2014-04-15.
  10. ^ Miller, Randy J. (February 14, 2015). "Flyers prospect Shayne Gostisbehere details 'scary' ACL tear, getting close to return". The Star-Ledger. Retrieved December 3, 2015.
  11. ^ Carchidi, Sam (September 28, 2015). "Flyers send down Gostisbehere after promising camp". Philadelphia Daily News. Retrieved December 3, 2015.
  12. ^ Panaccio, Tim (November 15, 2015). "Taylor Leier, Shayne Gostisbehere impress in Flyers' win". CSNPhilly.com. Retrieved November 15, 2015.
  13. ^ Kimelman, Adam (November 17, 2015). "Lucic scores late, Kings defeat Flyers in shootout". National Hockey League. Retrieved November 18, 2015.
  14. ^ Mahiban, Dhiren (November 27, 2015). "Flyers' rookie Shayne Gostisbehere makes history". The Hockey News. Retrieved December 3, 2015.
  15. ^ Gretz, Adam (February 13, 2016). "Flyers' Shayne Gostisbehere breaks NHL rookie record with goal". CBS Sports. Retrieved February 14, 2016.
  16. ^ Lewis, Scott (February 13, 2016). "Flyers' Gostisbehere sets NHL record for rookie defencemen". Sportsnet. Retrieved February 28, 2016.
  17. ^ "Flyer rookie nets OT winner to beat Maple Leafs, extend scoring streak". FOX Sports. February 21, 2016. Retrieved February 28, 2016.
  18. ^ "Gostisbehere point streak ends at 15 games". NHL.com. February 23, 2016. Retrieved February 28, 2016.
  19. ^ a b "NHL announces All-Rookie Team". NHL. 2016-06-22. Retrieved 2016-06-23.
  20. ^ "Artemi Panarin wins Calder Trophy". NHL. 2016-06-22. Retrieved 2016-06-23.
  21. ^ Panaccio, Tim (9 June 2017). "Flyers sign Shayne Gostisbehere to 6-year deal". nbcsports.com. NBC. Retrieved 19 December 2017.
  22. ^ Hascup, Jimmy (March 5, 2018). "Flyers' Shayne Gostisbehere meets Stoneman Douglas hockey team: 'It's the least I could do'". USA Today. Retrieved March 21, 2018.
  23. ^ Robb, Sharon (January 9, 2003). "Gold In Her Eyes". Retrieved December 3, 2015.
  24. ^ Johnston, Mike (February 20, 2016). "Person of Interest: Flyers rookie sensation Shayne Gostisbehere". Retrieved March 17, 2016.
  25. ^ Cattai, David. "Shayne Gostisbehere has a new puppy". Sons of Penn. Sons of Penn. Retrieved April 29, 2016.
  26. ^ a b "All-Tournament Honors" (PDF). ECAC Hockey. Retrieved 2014-05-12.
  27. ^ "League Announces All-Conference & All-Rookie Teams". ECAC Hockey. 2014-03-20. Retrieved 2014-03-29.
  28. ^ "Union beats Minnesota for first title". ESPN. Apr 12, 2014. Retrieved December 25, 2015.
  29. ^ Cox, Jeff (2014-04-12). "Shayne Gostibehere win most outstanding player at Frozen Four". sbncollegehockey.com. Retrieved 2014-04-12.
  30. ^ a b "Winners of the 2015-16 Flyers Team Awards". Philadelphia Flyers. April 7, 2016. Retrieved April 7, 2016.
  31. ^ "The Award Goes to..." Philadelphia Flyers. April 5, 2018. Retrieved April 5, 2018.
  32. ^ "Ghost to Giroux wins 2015-16 Highlight of the Year". Philadelphia Flyers. Accessed September 22, 2016.

External links[edit]

Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Zach Davies
ECAC Hockey Best Defensive Defenseman
2013–14 (with Dennis Robertson)
Succeeded by
Rob O'Gara
Preceded by
Eric Hartzell
ECAC Hockey Player of the Year
2013–14 (with Greg Carey)
Succeeded by
Jimmy Vesey
Preceded by
Andrew Miller
NCAA Tournament Most Outstanding Player
2014
Succeeded by
Jon Gillies