Says The Hockey Writers:
Carter Hart, 21, has established himself as the team’s go-to option in net this season through his positional precision and mature approach. It hasn’t been a perfect season, his home and road splits are startling, but there will be plenty of time for him to improve. With the top spot settled, the backup situation warrants examination.
Veteran Brian Elliott has been Hart’s primary relief this season, seeing action in 31 games with a 16-7-4 record, an .899 save percentage (SV%) and a goals-against-average (GAA) of 2.87. These are decent stats for a number two goalie but at 34 years old, and due for a new contract at the end of the season, Elliott likely isn’t considered a long-term member of the team.
There are several goalies within the organization who have reached developmental maturity but experience and consistency may be obstacles. Here are the candidates for the Flyers’ second goaltender job next season: