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Flyers Trade Provorov; Carter Hart Trade Talks Under Way?



Ivan Provorov
Ivan Provorov

The Flyers announced the Ivan Provorov trade to the Blue Jackets moments ago. The Flyers, reportedly, are working on a deal for goalie Carter Hart.

The Fourth Period reported that the Flyers are working on a trade for Hart, their 24-year-old goaltender. General manager Daniel Briere said recently he would listen to trade scenarios involving Hart. Apparently, right now, any Hart trade is in the talking stages.

Briere will be speaking at about 5:15 p.m. and we’ll have an update on what he has to say.

The Provorov trade is part of a three-team deal with the Los Angeles Kings.

The Flyers received, per the team:

  • The Blue Jackets’ No. 1 pick, 22nd overall, acquired from the Kings during the season.
  • The Kings’ second-round pick in 2024.
  • Kings prospect defenseman Helge Grans.
  • Goalie Cal Petersen.
  • Defenseman Sean Walker.
  • A conditional second-round pick from Columbus, in either 2024 or 2025.

The Kings retained 30 percent of Provorov’s contract. Los Angeles announced it acquired veteran defenseman Kevin Connauton and forward Hayden Hodgson from the Flyers.

Provorov, 26, was the Flyers’ seventh overall pick in 2015. This past season, he scored six goals and 27 assists in 82 games. He was a minus-17. He played seven seasons with the Flyers.

For a team in an admitted rebuild, the Flyers have stockpiled some draft choices. They now have two first-round picks in this year’s draft — No. 7 and 22. The Flyers have eight other picks in the draft — two third-rounders, two fourth-rounders, one pick in the fifth round, two in the sixth round and one in the seventh round.

Petersen, 28, has been a back-up goalie in his five seasons with the Kings. He’s played 101 games and started 94 games. His record is 44-42-10 with a .905 save percentage and a 2.92 goals-against average. He was a fifth-round pick by the Sabres in 2013.

Walker, 28, played 70 games for the Kings this season. He had 3 goals and 10 assists. He signed as a free agent with the Kings in 2018.

Grans, 21, was the 35th overall pick by the Kings in 2020. The Swedish defenseman, a right-hand shot, played 59 games this season with the AHL’s Ontario Reign. He is 6-foot-3, 205 pounds, and is known for his skating ability. He had nine goals and 24 assists in 115 games with the Reign the last two seasons.


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