The Philadelphia Flyers have resigned a piece of their future yesterday, with young stud defenseman Shayne Gostisbehere and the Flyers finally agreeing to a multi-year extension. In a conference call on Friday, General Manager Ron Hextall couldn’t be happier a deal is in place,” Its so important for us to get certainty….Shayne is young, fresh….We’re really excited to have him under contract moving forward.”
Ghost’s new deal with the Flyers is a 6 yr-$27 million deal with an annual cap hit of 4.5 million dollars. For his career he has registered 24 goals, and 61 assists for a total of 85 points in 142 games played. With Ghost resigning this can put to bed all the rumors that were swirling around with him not resigning because of some qualms with current Head Coach Dave Hakstol.
Here’s what Gostisbehere had to say of the signing:
“It’s a dream come true to be part of one of the best organizations in hockey,” Gostisbehere said. “With everything that’s going on here – we’ve got some young guys coming up and we’ve already got some key pieces – it’s nice to know you’re part of the future and part of the plans. There’s many more steps to come and hopefully it leads to some great things. It’s a tremendous honor to realize you’re part of the future.”
Ghost is a key piece of the future for this quality organization. Hextall is a man of his word with trying to keep this young core group of prospects together for the foreseeable future. With the upcoming NHL Draft and free agency looming, as well. The future is bright in Flyer land.
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