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Shayne Gostisbehere
Position Defense
Shoots Left
Nickname(s) Ghost, Ghost Bear
5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
180 lb (82 kg)
NHL Team Philadelphia Flyers
Nationality Flag of the United States American
Born (1993-05-20)May 20, 1993,
Pembroke Pines, Florida USA
NHL Draft 78th overall, 2012
Philadelphia Flyers
Pro 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]

Playing career[]

He was selected by the Philadelphia Flyers in the 3rd round (78th overall) of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft.

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.[3] 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.[4]

On April 15, 2014, Gostisbehere was signed by the Flyers to an entry-level contract.[5] 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.[6]

Gostisbehere impressed in training camp preceding the 2015–16 season, but was ultimately sent down to the Phantoms.[7] 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.[8] Three days later he scored his first NHL goal against Jonathan Quick of the Los Angeles Kings[9] and followed it up with two overtime winners which were described as "absolutely identical",[10] making him the first Flyers rookie to score multiple overtime winners in a season.[11] 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.[12][13] 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.[14] On February 23, 2016, his point streak ended at 15 games in a loss against the Carolina Hurricanes.[15]

Gostisbehere finished his rookie season having been voted onto the 2015–16 NHL All Rookie Team[16] and finished second place in voting for the Calder Memorial Trophy.[17]

Personal life[]

Raised in Margate, Florida Gostisbehere is a product of the Florida Junior Panthers program, Shayne Gostisbehere attended South Kent School in South Kent, Connecticut and played two season as a junior in 2009–10 and as a senior in 2010-11. [18] His father, Regis, is a native of French Basque Country who moved to Florida to pursue a career as a professional Jai alai player. Shayne holds dual French-American citizenship, though he does not speak French. Shayne Gostisbehere was influenced to pursue hockey by his maternal grandfather Denis Brodeur (no relation to Martin).[10] His sister Felicia was a figure skater.[10][19] Gostisbehere's cousin Ugo Gostisbehere is a professional soccer player in France.[20] He currently lives with his girlfriend, Gina, and his two french bulldogs, Cooper and Pippa.[21]

Career statistics[]

Regular season and playoffs[]

    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
NHL totals 66 17 29 46 24 6 1 1 2 4


Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2013 United States WJC Gold medal icon.svg 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[]

Award Year
All-ECAC Hockey Rookie Team 2011–12
ECAC Hockey All-Tournament Team 2012 [22]
All-ECAC Hockey Second Team 2012–13
AHCA East Second-Team All-American 2012–13
All-ECAC Hockey First Team 2013–14 [23]
AHCA East First-Team All-American 2013–14
NCAA Division I Men's Ice Hockey Championship 2014 [24]
NCAA All-Tournament Team 2014
ECAC Hockey All-Tournament Team 2014 [22]
NCAA All-Tournament Team 2014
NCAA Frozen Four Most Outstanding Player 2014 [25]
Barry Ashbee Trophy 2015–16 [26]
Gene Hart Memorial Award 2015–16 [26]
NHL All Rookie Team 2015–16 [16]
Part of fan-voted Flyers "Highlight of the Year" 2015–16 [27]


  1. Panaccio, Tim (February 15, 2016). Shayne Gostisbehere reflects on 'awesome' point streak. Retrieved on June 26, 2016.
  2. Iversen, Pat (February 17, 2016). Morning Skate: Beware the 'Ghost Bear' of Philadelphia. Retrieved on February 25, 2016.
  3. Schott, Ken (2014-03-20). Union dominates All-ECAC Hockey first team. Daily Gazette. Retrieved on 2014-03-20.
  4. Albright, David (April 12, 2014). Gostisbehere, Union leave their mark. ESPN. Retrieved on December 3, 2015.
  5. Ruby, Tyler (2014-04-15). Philadelphia Flyers Sign Top Prospect Shayne Gostisbehere. Retrieved on 2014-04-15.
  6. Miller, Randy J. (February 14, 2015). Flyers prospect Shayne Gostisbehere details 'scary' ACL tear, getting close to return. The Star-Ledger. Retrieved on December 3, 2015.
  7. Carchidi, Sam (September 28, 2015). Flyers send down Gostisbehere after promising camp. Philadelphia Daily News. Retrieved on December 3, 2015.
  8. Panaccio, Tim (November 15, 2015). Taylor Leier, Shayne Gostisbehere impress in Flyers' win. Retrieved on November 15, 2015.
  9. Kimelman, Adam (November 17, 2015). Lucic scores late, Kings defeat Flyers in shootout. National Hockey League. Retrieved on November 18, 2015.
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 McKenzie, Bob (December 2, 2015). Do you believe in Ghosts? Meet Shayne Gostisbehere. TSN. Retrieved on December 3, 2015.
  11. Mahiban, Dhiren (November 27, 2015). Flyers’ rookie Shayne Gostisbehere makes history. The Hockey News. Retrieved on December 3, 2015.
  12. Gretz, Adam. "Flyers' Shayne Gostisbehere breaks NHL rookie record with goal", CBS Sports, February 13, 2016. Retrieved on February 14, 2016. 
  13. Lewis, Scott. "Flyers’ Gostisbehere sets NHL record for rookie defencemen", Sportsnet, February 13, 2016. Retrieved on February 28, 2016. 
  14. Flyer rookie nets OT winner to beat Maple Leafs, extend scoring streak. FOX Sports (February 21, 2016). Retrieved on February 28, 2016.
  15. Gostisbehere point streak ends at 15 games. (February 23, 2016). Retrieved on February 28, 2016.
  16. 16.0 16.1 NHL announces All-Rookie Team. NHL (2016-06-22). Retrieved on 2016-06-23.
  17. Artemi Panarin wins Calder Trophy. NHL (2016-06-22). Retrieved on 2016-06-23.
  19. Robb, Sharon (January 9, 2003). Gold In Her Eyes. Retrieved on December 3, 2015.
  20. Johnston, Mike (February 20, 2016). Person of Interest: Flyers rookie sensation Shayne Gostisbehere. Retrieved on March 17, 2016.
  21. Shayne Gostisbehere has a new puppy. Sons of Penn. Retrieved on April 29, 2016.
  22. 22.0 22.1 "All-Tournament Honors", ECAC Hockey. Retrieved on 2014-05-12. 
  23. League Announces All-Conference & All-Rookie Teams. ECAC Hockey (2014-03-20). Retrieved on 2014-03-29.
  24. Union beats Minnesota for first title. ESPN (Apr 12, 2014). Retrieved on December 25, 2015.
  25. Cox, Jeff (2014-04-12). Shayne Gostibehere win most outstanding player at Frozen Four. Retrieved on 2014-04-12.
  26. 26.0 26.1 Winners of the 2015-16 Flyers Team Awards. Philadelphia Flyers (April 7, 2016). Retrieved on April 7, 2016.
  27. Ghost to Giroux wins 2015-16 Highlight of the Year. Philadelphia Flyers. Accessed September 22, 2016.

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Eric Hartzell
ECAC Hockey Player of the Year
(co-winner with Greg Carey)

Succeeded by
Jimmy Vesey
Preceded by
Andrew Miller
NCAA Tournament Most Outstanding Player
Succeeded by
Jon Gillies
Preceded by
Zach Davies
ECAC Hockey Best Defensive Defenseman
(co-winner with Dennis Robertson)

Succeeded by
Rob O'Gara

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