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The Detroit Red Wings have been extremely busy this afternoon, as GM Steve Yzerman has signed multiple new players on both sides of the puck as well as in goal. And it looks as though he could be on the verge of adding another defenseman to the mix by the name of Shayne Gostisbehere.
Who is Shayne Gostisbehere?
A native of Florida, Gostisbehere is known for being an offensive-minded defenseman. He was taken with the 78th overall pick by the Philadelphia Flyers in 2012 and would score 17 goals in his first full NHL year of 2015-16.
He's also played with the Arizona Coyotes and Carolina Hurricanes. In 538 career NHL games, he has amassed 311 points (87G, 224A) and 187 penalty minutes.
Elliotte Friedman states that he's allegedly in talks with Detroit
Noted hockey analyst Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet and the NHL Network tweeted just minutes ago that the Red Wings are said to be in talks with the free-agent defenseman:
The news was later corroborated by The Fourth Period's David Pagnotta:
- The Red Wings have been very busy today in free agency
- Offensive defenseman Shayne Gostisbehere is a free agent
- Two notable NHL sources say Detroit is in the mix to sign him
Wrapping It Up: He would be the newest addition
The Red Wings have already brought in J.T. Compher, Justin Holl, Alex Lyon, and James Reimer earlier today in what has been an extremely active day of additions.
Should Shayne Gostisbehere be the latest addition, it would be another key piece of the blue line that can also contribute offensively, something Detroit is in dire need of.