Shayne Gostisbehere, Flyers Agree on Multiyear Contract Extension

Adam Wells@adamwells1985Featured ColumnistJune 9, 2017

PHILADELPHIA, PA - FEBRUARY 22:  Shayne Gostisbehere #53 of the Philadelphia Flyers skates against the Washington Capitals at the Wells Fargo Center on February 22, 2017 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Capitals defeated the Flyers 4-1.  (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
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The Philadelphia Flyers and defenseman Shayne Gostisbehere have come to terms on a new contract.

Flyers general manager Ron Hextall announced Gostisbehere's multiyear deal to remain in Philadelphia on Friday, via NHL.com.

CSN Philly's Tim Panaccio reported the deal is for six years with an average annual value of $4.5 million.

A torn ACL ended Gostisbehere's 2014-15 season after just two games, but the 24-year-old has shown no lingering effects in the two years since.

He finished 10th among defensemen in 2015-16 with an average of 0.72 points per game, per ESPN.com. He also set an NHL rookie defenseman record with points in 15 straight games.

Gostisbehere followed that season by finishing third on the Flyers with 32 assists in 2016-17.

The Flyers finished a disappointing 39-33-10 and missed the playoffs for the third time in five years.

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