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Pick #78 - Shayne Gostisbehere, Defenseman, Union College (NCAA)

RT @coreypronman: Gostisbehere to PHI. Great hockey sense/vision with offensive skill. Not talked about a lot, but a good player.



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July 2012:
http://flyers.nhl.com/club/news.htm?id=637635

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Shayne Gostisbehere, selected by the Flyers in the third round (No. 78 overall) of the 2012 NHL Draft, is determined to continue beating the odds. At 5-foot-11 and 160 pounds, he will never turn heads with his size or strength even as he fills out and adds muscle. If the player nicknamed “Ghost” is to make it to the NHL, it will have to be with his smarts as well as his two-way skills. He exudes poise and a quiet sense of self-confidence. Very little, if anything, overwhelms him.

“My attitude is basically just keep pushing,” said Gostisbehere. “I've been told I would never play college hockey, I've had other people tell me I would never get drafted in the NHL and it's happened. For kids who are out there like me just keeping pushing and keep striving for your goal. If you get knocked down, just keep trying.”

The young defenseman’s development has already come a long way in a short time. After the Flyers Summer Development Camp, the young defenseman will participate in the U.S. National Team Developmental Camp for the 2013 World Junior Championships.

Gostisbehere (pronounced GOST-is-bear) has come a long way in his development in a short period of time. His hometown of Margate, FL is hardly a hotbed of ice hockey activity, but he starting playing at the age of five.
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December 2012:
http://www.unionathletics.com/roster.aspx?rp_id=5330

Quote:
2012-2013
Recorded his first two goals and his first assist of the season against Bowling Green on 10/13/12...Recorded an assist against AIC on 10/26/12...Scored a goal in victory over RPI on 11/2...Recorded a season-high four assists versus RPI on 11/3...Scored a goal against Penn State on 11/25... completed the game against Princeton on 12/1 with 1 goal and 2 assists...

2011-2012
Led all freshmen appearing in 41 games and recording five goals and 17 assists for 22 points...Earned a spot on the ECAC Hockey All-Rookie Team for his efforts...Recorded his first career point, an assist, against RIT on 10/22....Added an assist against AIC on 10/29....Recorded assists in three straight games against RPI on 11/15, one against Michigan on 11/27, and one against Quinnipiac on 12/2...Recorded his first career goal against RPI on 12/10...Scored the game-winning goal on the power play against Merrimack on 12/17...Added another goal against Dartmouth on 1/7...Recorded an assist against Harvard on Jan. 13...Notched an assist against Clarkson on 1/27...Registered an assist against St. Lawrence on 1/28...Added an assist against Colgate on 2/3...Notched a career-best four assists against Cornell on 2/4....Named ECAC Hockey Rookie of the Week on 2/7...Added a goal against Princeton on 2/17...Recorded his fifth goal of the year against Colgate on 2/25...In the ECAC Playoffs, recorded an assist against RPI on 3/10 and added an assist against Harvard on 3/17...Recorded an assist in the NCAA Tournament against UMass Lowell on 3/24.

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