By Jenny Masters
Carter Hart has signed a three-year, $11.937 million contract with the Flyers.
Hart struggled last season with a 9-11-5 record, 3.67 GAA, and .877 save percentage in 27 contests last season.
If Hart turns it around, this could be a great deal for the Flyers.
Hart was emerging as a top-tier goaltender prior to his meltdown in 2020-21.
The contract will run through the 2023-24 season.
Hart appeared in 27 games, receiving 25 starts, last season (2020-21) and posted a 9-11-5 record to go along with a 3.67 goals-against average and .877 save percentage.
Over parts of three seasons with the Flyers, Hart has posted a 49-37-9 record with two shutouts and a 2.88 GAA and .905 sv. pct. in 101 games played.
In his first full season in the NHL, 2019-20, he made 40 starts and appeared in 43 games to post a 24-13-3 record, 2.42 GAA and .914 save percentage – His 24 wins T-9th among all NHL goalies, while his 2.42 GAA finished 8th.
He appeared in his first Stanley Cup Playoffs in the NHL’s Toronto Bubble, and started all six games of the first round series vs. Montreal where he recorded two consecutive shutouts (Game 3 & 4) to become the youngest goaltender in Flyers history, and second-youngest in NHL history, to record consecutive playoff shutouts.