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Flyers sign Shayne Gostisbehere to multi-year contract

Defenseman inks multi-year deal to stay in Philadelphia

by PhiladelphiaFlyers.com @NHLFlyers / http://www.philadelphiaflyers.com

The Philadelphia Flyers announced today that they have signed defenseman, Shayne Gostisbehere to a multi-year contract extension, according to general manager Ron Hextall.

Gostisbehere recently completed his second full season with the Flyers after being drafted by the club in the third round (78th overall) in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft. 

"It's a dream come true to be part of one of the best organizations in hockey," Gostisbehere said. "With everything that's going on here - we've got some young guys coming up and we've already got some key pieces - it's nice to know you're part of the future and part of the plans. There's many more steps to come and hopefully it leads to some great things. It's a tremendous honor to realize you're part of the future."

Below are news & notes on Gostisbehere: 

SHAYNE GOSTISBEHERE

POSITION: Defense

DRAFTED: 2012 (3rd Round, 78th Overall) - Philadelphia Flyers

AGE: 24 (4-20-93)

BORN: Pembroke Pines, Florida

VITALS: 5'11", 180 pounds

SHOOTS: Left

- Including the two games played in 2014-15, he has recorded 24 goals and 61 assists for 85 points in 142 games over parts of three seasons.

- In 2016-17, he led the Flyers defense for the second straight season with 39 points (7g-32a) in 76 games.

- He finished fourth among all NHL defensemen with 21 power-play assists and seventh in overall power-play scoring among d-men (23) in 2016-17.

- In his final eight games, he averaged a point per-game pace with (1g-7a) along with a +3 rating.

- As a rookie in 2015-16, he was named the winner of the Barry Ashbee Trophy as the Flyers' best defenseman.

- He finished with 17 goals and 46 points in just 65 games to lead the Flyers defense in scoring and the entire team in overtime goals (4), while 16 of his goals either tied the game, gave the Flyers the lead, or became the game-winning goal.

- He recorded a 15-game scoring streak from Jan. 19 to Feb. 20 that set two Flyers records: Longest scoring streak by any Flyers rookie and longest scoring streak by any Flyers defenseman, in addition to setting one NHL record: Longest scoring streak by a rookie defenseman in NHL history.

- He recorded 17 goals and 29 assists for 46 points, which set a new franchise record for goals by a rookie defenseman, and also led all rookie defensemen in the NHL in goals (17), assists (29) and overall scoring with his 46 points. 

- Of his 17 goals, 16 of them either tied the game, gave the Flyers the lead, or became the game-winning goal.

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