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Coyotes acquire Shayne Gostisbehere, 2 future draft picks from Flyers

Shayne Gostisbehere #53 of the Philadelphia Flyers calls to teammates during the second period against the New York Rangers at Wells Fargo Center on February 24, 2021 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Tim Nwachukwu/Getty Images)

The Arizona Coyotes announced on Thursday that they have acquired defenseman Shayne Gostisbehere, a 2022 second-round draft pick and a 2022 seventh-round draft pick from the Philadelphia Flyers.

Arizona Sports’ John Gambadoro first reported the news that Arizona was trading for Philadelphia’s defenseman.

“We are very pleased to acquire Shayne,” Coyotes general manager Bill Armstrong said in press release.

“He is a very good offensive defenseman and an excellent skater. He will be a solid addition to our blue line this season and will be a key power-play player for us.”

In 41 games for Philadelphia in 2020-21, Gostisbehere netted nine goals, recorded 11 assists and scored 20 points. He also scored on five power-play goals and had nine power-play points.

Gostisbehere was drafted No.78 overall in the third round of the 2012 NHL Draft by Philadelphia and was named to the 2015-16 NHL All-Rookie team.

In his first full season with the Flyers, the 28-year-old defenseman put up 46 points, scored 17 goals and collected 29 assists.

The Coyotes are preparing for the NHL Draft, which is set to begin on Friday at 5 p.m. Arizona time at the NHL Network studios in New Jersey.

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