- Blueliner has recorded 311 points in 538 NHL games with Flyers, Coyotes and Hurricanes since 2014-15
The Detroit Red Wings today signed defenseman Shayne Gostisbehere to a one-year contract with an average annual value of $4.125 million.
Gostisbehere, 30, split the 2022-23 season between the Arizona Coyotes and Carolina Hurricanes. The 5-foot-11, 180-pound defenseman recorded 31 points (10-21-31) and 28 penalty minutes in 52 games with the Coyotes before adding 10 points (3-7-10) and four penalty minutes in 23 games with the Hurricanes. Gostisbehere also dished out three assists and six penalty minutes in 15 postseason contests, helping the Hurricanes reach the Eastern Conference Final for the second time in five years. He spent the entire 2021-22 season with the Coyotes, notching 51 points (14-37-51) and 26 penalty minutes in 82 games. Originally selected by the Philadelphia Flyers in the third round (78th overall) of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft, Gostisbehere was named to the NHL All-Rookie Team in 2015-16 after tallying 46 points (17-29-46), a plus-eight rating and 24 penalty minutes in 64 regular-season games with the Flyers. In total, Gostisbehere has racked up 311 points (87-224-311) and 187 penalty minutes in 538 games with the Flyers, Coyotes and Hurricanes since 2014-15. He also posted 16 points (2-14-16) and six penalty minutes in 23 American Hockey League games with the Adirondack/Lehigh Valley Phantoms.
Prior to turning professional, Gostisbehere played three seasons at Union College from 2011-14, compiling 82 points (22-60-82), a plus-70 rating and 85 penalty minutes in 119 games. As a junior, Gostisbehere was named Most Outstanding Player at the 2014 Frozen Four after leading the Flying Dutchmen to their first NCAA championship in program history, logging three points (1-2-3) and a plus-seven rating in a 7-4 win over Minnesota in the title game. He also helped Union capture three-consecutive ECAC tournament championships and two regular-season titles. Gostisbehere attended South Kent (Conn.) Prep from 2009-11, scoring 69 points (13-56-69) in 57 games. A native of Pembroke Pines, Fla., Gostisbehere skated with Team North America at the 2016 World Cup of Hockey, recording four assists, a plus-four rating and four penalty minutes in three games. Gostisbehere won a gold medal with Team USA at the 2013 IIHF World Junior Championship, finishing with two points (1-1-2), a plus-four rating and 25 penalty minutes in six appearances.
Shayne Gostisbehere, Defense
Born Apr 20 1993 — Pembroke Pines, FL
Height 5.11 — Weight 180 — Shoots L
Selected by Philadelphia Flyers round 3 #78 overall 2012 NHL Entry Draft