Shayne Gostisbehere got a small taste of the NHL as an emergency call-up last season. He played in two games before going back to the AHL. Five games later, his season was over after an ACL injury.
The Flyers game in Carolina on Saturday night, Nov. 14, was a long time coming for Gostisbehere. It was on Nov. 7 the previous year that Gostisbehere suffered his season-ending injury.
The 22-year-old defenseman spent the rest of the season working to get back on the ice. As the recovery progressed, he worked out to get stronger. He watched several games from the press box of Wells Fargo Center.
Gostisbehere's journey back came complete on Saturday not only by taking the ice, but directly helping the Flyers rally for a win. His first NHL point was an assist on Wayne Simmonds game-tying goal.