Check another box off of Chuck Fletcher’s to-do list. The Philadelphia Flyers signed Carter Hart to a three-year contract extension, the team announced.
The three-year contract extension carries an average annual value (AAV) of $3.979 million for No. 79.
Here is the full press release via the Flyers:
Hart, who turns 23 on Friday (8/13/1998), 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 GAA, .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 6-2, 181-lb native of Sherwood Park, Alberta, Hart was drafted by the Flyers in the second round (48th overall) of the 2016 NHL Entry Draft.
Carter Hart was one of two main restricted free agents for the Flyers to sign. Travis Sanheim, who the Flyers filed for team-selected arbitration with, is the other. With Hart signed, all focus is now on Sanheim.
Chuck Fletcher and the Flyers have a few weeks to agree to terms with Sanheim. The arbitration date is set for August 26th.