Shayne Gostisbehere ’14, a former standout for the Dutchmen and current key player for the NHL’s Philadelphia Flyers, recently was honored as the Philadelphia Sports Writers Association Pro Athlete of the Year.
Gostisbehere had a stellar rookie season with the Flyers last year, culminating with him being named runner-up for the Calder Memorial Trophy, an award that recognizes the top rookie in the NHL.
With this honor, the former Dutchman joins the ranks of sporting legends Muhammad Ali, Wilt Chamberlain, Joe DiMaggio and Wayne Gretzky, among others.
While this season has not been nearly as successful as last season for Gostisbehere, he’s in it for the long run. In an interview with CSN Philly, Gostisbehere said, “What’s a good story without a little adversity, right?” Time will tell.