Flyers draft defenseman Shayne Gostisbehere

Photo courtesy ECAC Hockey Blog

With the 78th pick overall, the Flyers select young defenseman Shayne Gostisbehere from Union College. [Union College] [Youtube]

From Dustin Leed:

Gostisbehere had 5 goals and 17 assists in 44 games this year on a good Union team. Played with Braydon Coburn’s little brother.

Gostisbehere is 5′ 11″, 16o lbs,but is only 19 years old,so he should continue filling out his frame as he matures.

Highlights from Union vs. Merrimack: skip ahead to 2:50 for Gostisbehere’s goal: [Youtube]

From Corey Pronman:

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

The consensus seems to be a good young defenseman with a large upside but at least a few years away from the NHL. Definitely someone for Flyers fans to keep an eye on in college hockey next season.