Union defenseman Gostisbehere won’t return for senior year, signs with Flyers


Union’s Shayne Gostisbehere will start his pro career with Adirondack of the AHL (photo: Melissa Wade).

Shayne Gostisbehere won a national championship last weekend in Philadelphia with Union and the hometown NHL team took note.

On Tuesday, the Philadelphia Flyers announced they have signed the junior defenseman to an entry-level contract and Gostisbehere will report to the club’s AHL affiliate, the Adirondack Phantoms, for the remainder of the season.

Gostisbehere was originally selected in the third round (78th overall) by the Flyers in the 2012 NHL draft.

He led Union with a goal and two assists to go along with a plus-7 in the championship game, a 7-4 win over Minnesota, last Saturday night.

Over the course of three years at Union, Gostisbehere recorded 22 goals and 60 assists for 82 points in 118 games.