24-year-old blueliner Shayne Gostisbehere is on the verge of collecting his first 100 career points with the Philadelphia Flyers quicker than any other defenseman in team history.
The tidbit was first brought to attention by Sam Carchidi of the Philadelphia Inquirer.
Gostisbehere has recorded 99 points through his first 154 games. The current franchise record holder for a Flyers’ defenseman is Behn Wilson, who got to 100 points in his first 163 games with the team.
If Gostisbehere records a point in any of his next eight games, he will become the quickest Flyers’ defenseman to record 100 points with Philadelphia.
The stud rearguard is having an exceptional start to the season, managing 14 points through his first 12 games. He’s currently sporting a plus-3 rating after his plus-minus dropped to minus-21 in an up-and-down sophomore campaign.
Gostisbehere currently sits second among all NHL blueliners in scoring despite recently missing three games with concussion-like symptoms. He’s clearly a very special player for Philadelphia and Flyers’ fans have known that since he exploded onto the scene with 17 goals in his rookie campaign.
Gostisbehere is just in his third NHL season and is already making history. His 17 goals in 2015-16 set a new franchise record for goals by a rookie defenseman, while he also had a 15-game scoring streak in that rookie year that set two Flyers’ records – Longest scoring streak by any Flyers rookie and longest scoring streak by any Flyers defenseman.
The Flyers have a very special player in Shayne Gostisbehere and barring some miracle, he’ll become the quickest Flyers’ defenseman to 100 points.