With Hurricane Irma moving toward his home state, Flyers defenseman Shayne Gostisbehere has become proactive.
Gostisbehere hired a private jet from South Florida for his parents, grandparents, aunt, uncle, and dogs, transporting them to a safer area, according to Sports Illustrated.
Gostisbehere was at an NHL media event in New York City on Thursday and not available at the Flyers’ training facility in Voorhees.
The Flyers announced that rookie camp will begin Monday at 10 a.m. and that veteran camp will start Sept. 15. Both camps will be in Voorhees.
During the first two days of the veteran camp, the 61 players will be in two groups, one running from 9:45 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., the other from 1:15 p.m. to 3 p.m.
The only camp invitee is 19-year-old Ivan Kosorenkov, a 5-foot-10, 187-pound right winger who had 34 goals and 63 points in 68 games in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League last season. He could earn a contract in camp.
The Flyers and Islanders will play a rookie game at the Wells Fargo Center on Wednesday night.
The camps are free and open to the public.