Shayne Gostisbehere burst on to the scene in November of 2015 and became an instant sensation with the Philadelphia Flyers. After finishing third in Calder Trophy voting Gostisbehere had a very disappointing 2016-17 season.
Gostisbehere admits that his season got off on the wrong foot due to lingering effects from offseason surgery to repair hip and abdominal injuries.
"It's your thought process," he recently told Adam Kimelman of NHL.com. "You're making cuts, you're doing things [and] you think about it. 'I could have gone a little faster there. Is that from the surgery?' It's more mental than anything."
Gostisbehere’s struggled even led him to being scratched by head coach Dave Hakstol on five separate occasions during the season. His dramatic drop in offensive production could also be attributed to a dismal 3.5% shooting percentage.
As he told Kimelman, Gostisbehere is back to full health and is to get the 2017-18 season started.
"I'm coming in with a great summer under my belt and I'm going to keep that going into the season," he said.
Are you expecting Shayne Gostisbehere to have a bounce back season this year?