Apr 12, 2014; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Union Dutchmen defenseman Shayne Gostisbehere (14) celebrates after defeating the Minnesota Gophers in the championship game of the Frozen Four college ice hockey tournament at Wells Fargo Center. Union defeated Minnesota, 7-4 to win the NCAA Championship. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

Flyers' Gostisbehere Makes Professional Debut

It has been a crazy two weeks for Philadelphia Flyers prospect Shayne Gostisbehere.

On Thursday, April 10, Gostisbehere notched two assists in a 5-4 victory over Boston College. Two days later, Gostisbehere hoisted the National Championship trophy. Over the course of the two games, Gostisbehere had five points – one goal, four assists. Friday night in Adirondack, N.Y., the man nicknamed “Ghost” made his professional debut.

Gostisbehere did not register a point, but he did have three shots and had an even plus-minus rating in a 3-2 overtime loss to the Bridgeport Sound Tigers.

Those who watched the game had nothing but praise for Gostisbehere. What may have been the highest praise of the night came from Union’s Hockey Blog.

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Diana C. Nearhos, the AHL beat writer for the Post Star, said Gostisbehere and Robert Hagg, a 2013 second-round pick who came over from Sweden, may have the hardest shots on the team. Gostisbehere will play one more game for the Phantoms before the team splits for the off season.

It was not only Nearhos and Union who spoke highly of the most recent addition, Phantoms head coach Terry Murray said Gostisbehere “shows a lot of high-end skill” and is “not only a double option, he’s a triple option playmaker.”

 

Here are Gostisbehere’s and Murray’s post-game press conference. Murray talks about Gostisbehere at the 1:24 mark.

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