Philadelphia Flyers Best Rookie Seasons

Feb 25, 2016; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Flyers defenseman Shayne Gostisbehere (53) moves the puck against Minnesota Wild right wing Jason Pominville (29) during the third period at Wells Fargo Center. The Flyers defeated the Wild 3-2. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports
Feb 25, 2016; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Flyers defenseman Shayne Gostisbehere (53) moves the puck against Minnesota Wild right wing Jason Pominville (29) during the third period at Wells Fargo Center. The Flyers defeated the Wild 3-2. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports /
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Feb 25, 2016; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Flyers defenseman Shayne Gostisbehere (53) moves the puck against Minnesota Wild right wing Jason Pominville (29) during the third period at Wells Fargo Center. The Flyers defeated the Wild 3-2. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports /

Philadelphia Flyers D Shayne Gostisbehere could be the franchise’s first ever rookie of the year, but the team has had plenty of great rookies before

Shayne Gostisbehere is having an incredible rookie season, and has been picking up more and more talk as a rookie of the year candidate.  He has knocked down tons of records, and has had a massive impact on the Philadelphia Flyers.  Winning rookie of the year, however, could be a very tall order. Artemi Panarin is having a great season in Chicago, and phenom Connor McDavid is second only to Sidney Crosby in scoring since returning from injury at the beginning of February (33 points in 29 games).

Surprisingly, Ghost could be the first ever Flyer to win the Calder trophy as rookie of the year.  Certainly the Flyers have had many great rookies in the past, but for some reason or another the award eluded all of them.  Here’s a list of the best seasons Philadelphia Flyers rookies have notched in franchise history.

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