Gostisbehere traded to Coyotes by Flyers for future considerations

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Shayne Gostisbehere was traded to the Arizona Coyotes by the Philadelphia Flyers on Thursday for future considerations.

The Coyotes also received a second-round and a seventh-round pick in the 2022 NHL Draft.

The 28-year-old defenseman scored 20 points (nine goals, 11 assists) and averaged 19:56 of ice time in 41 games this season.

 

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“We are very pleased to acquire Shayne,” Coyotes general manager Bill Armstrong said. “He is a very good offensive defenseman and an excellent skater. He will be a solid addition to our blueline this season and will be a key power play player for us.”

Selected by Philadelphia in the third round (No. 78) of the 2012 NHL Draft, Gostisbehere is fifth all-time among Philadelphia defensemen with 219 points (60 goals, 159 assists) in 381 games. He has scored five points (two goals, three assists) in 17 Stanley Cup Playoff games.

In 2015-16 he led rookie defensemen with 46 points (17 goals, 29 assists) and finished second in voting for the Calder Trophy as the top rookie in the NHL, behind New York Rangers forward Artemi Panarin. He also had a 15-game point streak from Jan. 19-Feb. 20, 2016, the longest ever by a rookie defenseman.

Gostisbehere has two seasons remaining on a six-year contract he signed with the Flyers on June 9, 2017. 

“This was a difficult decision but one we thought was necessary given the reality of the salary cap,” Flyers general manager Chuck Fletcher said. “Shayne has been a quality player for this organization since the moment he arrived in Philadelphia and has been a part of many special moments in his seven seasons as a Flyer.”

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