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Carter Hart Signs Extension with the Philadelphia Flyers

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Perhaps the best or one of the best young NHL goalies in the league, Carter Hart has officially cemented himself as a piece of the Philadelphia Flyers’ future. At the time Hart signed the largest contract by a goalie after their rookie contract was up. The historic contract was the largest for just a few minutes as Igor Shesterkin and the New York Rangers signed a larger contract. Nevertheless, Carter Hart and the Flyers signed a three-year pact that will pay him 11.9 million dollars. Making just under four million dollars for the next four seasons the Philadelphia Flyers have locked down their franchise goalie for the near future. 

Carter Hart Career Overview

The 22-year-old goalie has played parts of three seasons with the Flyers. Starting in the 2018-19 season Carter Hart played in 31 games and earned a .917 save percentage and 2.83 goals-against average. After an impressive rookie season as a 20-year-old, the hype and expectations were off the charts for Hart.

Luckily he lived up to those expectations as he improved his goals-against average to 2.42. Despite that improvement, his save percentage dropped a few points to just .914. That’s not a big deal as he helped propel the Flyers into the playoffs. Unfortunately, he was unable to help the Flyers win the Stanley Cup. The expectations for Carter Hart and the Flyers got only bigger with their success. 

During the 2021 NHL season, the Flyers and Hart were unable to live up to expectations. Hart had a career-worst 3.67 goals-against average and a .877 save percentage. The Flyers weren’t able to make the playoffs and their hockey sticks were exchanged for golf clubs. 

Final Thoughts on the Carter hart Contract

The new Carter Hart contract is beneficial for both the team and the player. Financial stability and a guarantee that he will be the Flyers’ starting goalie for the next few seasons. For the team, they get a young goalie at a good price. Hopefully, Carter Hart can rebound from a lousy 2021 season and continue to progress into a superstar goalie in the City of Brotherly love.   

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