Flyers sign Carter Hart to three-year contract extension

Carter Hart

Any questions about Carter Hart’s future with the Flyers were answered on Monday when the goaltender was signed to a three-year contract extension.

The new deal will pay Hart, who turns 23 on Friday, an average of $3.979 million per year.

Hart is entering his fourth professional season. He appeared in 27 games for the Flyers in 2020-21, posting a 9-11-5 record with a 3.67 goals-against average and a .877 save percentage.

Over parts of three seasons with the Flyers, Hart has posted a 49-37-9 record with a 2.88 goals-against average .905 save percentage and two shutouts in 101 games. His first full season in the NHL of 2019-20 saw him post a record of 24-13-3 over 43 appearances with a 2.42 GAA and .914 save percentage.

On home ice, he posted a 20-3-2 record with a 1.63 GAA and a .943 save percentage; the 20 home wins were tied for the most among all NHL goaltenders, while his home-ice GAA and save percentage numbers led the league.

Hart made his first Stanley Cup playoff appearance in the 2020 Toronto bubble, going 9-5 with a 2.23 GAA, and .926 save percentage. He recorded consecutive shutouts in Games 3 and 4 of the first round series vs. Montreal to become the youngest goaltender in Flyers history, and second-youngest in NHL history, to record consecutive playoff shutouts.

In his rookie season of 2018-19, Hart became the second-youngest goaltender in Flyers history to appear in a game and the youngest goalie in Flyers history to win a game. He went a perfect 8-0-0 from Jan. 14-Feb. 9, which tied an NHL record for consecutive games won by a goaltender before his 21st birthday.

A 6-foot-2, 181-pound native of Sherwood Park, Alberta, Hart was drafted by the Flyers in the second round (48th overall) of the 2016 NHL Entry Draft.

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