Gostisbehere excited to be Calder Trophy afterthought

The Elbow staff

PHILADELPHIA, PA – Flyers rookie defenceman Shayne Gostisbehere has revealed that he is excited to be nothing more than an afterthought in the minds of Calder Trophy voters this year.

Despite sitting fifth in points among rookies and having recently broken the NHL record for the longest point streak by a rookie blue liner, the Florida native says he can't wait to finish a respectable 10th behind all of the big names at season's end.

"It's going to be a real honour to get just the token amount of appreciation for my efforts this year," he told The Elbow.

"It's what every player hopes for."

Flyers coach Dave Hakstol said the 22-year-old won't have a chance to win the award until he changes his name to something that's easier to spell.

"He'll never win an award in this league until he takes about eight letters out of his name," he said.

"If the PHWA doesn't know what wing Ovechkin plays on, they'll never be able to figure out how to spell the kid's surname."