The Flyers have signed 2012 third round draft pick defenseman Shayne Gostisbehere (I’m never going to be able to spell that, so Ghost it is) to an entry-level contract. Ghost, who is 20, was the MVP of the Frozen Four, which was played in Philadelphia this weekend. He led his Union team to their first ever National Championship, scoring one goal and two assists in the championship game.
Ghost, an offensive defenseman, will play the final few games this season with the Phantoms.
I’ve watched him play exactly zero times, but hardcore OBs seem to be pretty excited about him. So now I am excited, too… mostly because the Flyers have a guy called Ghost. Our t-shirt printer is just shaking his damn head right now at the thought of making Casper-inspired shirts. Boooooooooooooooooooo.
UPDATE: Ghost will also be among the Flyers’ Black Aces (minor leaguers who practice – and in some cases play – with team during playoffs). He won’t be eligible to play in a game, though, since his contract doesn’t kick in until next season. But still… now we have a Black Ace named Ghost. Yes. I’m giddy.