Last year the Flyers were very happy with the draft, as they took Samuel Morin, a defenceman that many feel will help them in the not too distant future.
But they have another prospect that until recently has been somewhat overlooked, and is just now starting to have his talents noticed.
Shayne Gostisbehere is a native of Margate, Florida. His Grandfather is from Montreal and used to take him to Florida Panthers games. It didn't take long until he was hooked, and began playing in the Florida Panthers junior prospects program. Even at a young age he wanted to excel, so he transferred to South Kent prep school in Conneticutt for his last 2 years of high school, as he wanted to face stronger competition. From there, he was recruited by Rick Bennett, who at the time was an assistant at Union College.
It was a new environment, but he continued to progress. He's not a huge towering defenceman, listed at 5'11 and 170 pounds, so he isn't going to physically intimidate people. But what...