Flyers re-sign Carter Hart to three-year deal worth $11.9 million
Today, the Philadelphia Flyers made arguably their most important move of the offseason, bringing back goaltender Carter Hart on a three-year deal worth roughly $4 million a season. Hart was a second-round selection in the 2016 NHL Draft by the Flyers, and the 22-year-old has shown he could be the Flyers’ goaltender for the next several years. Last season, Hart appeared in 27 games with a 9-11-5 record and a .877 save percentage.
Although last season was a down year for Carter Hart, this was likely just due to injuries and the mediocre defensive pairings in front of him. Chuck Fletcher did everything he could to bolster the defensemen for Hart, bringing in Ryan Ellis and several others this offseason.
The Flyers have been without a stable goaltender for several decades, and Hart has shown the potential to be one of those guys for Philadelphia. Luckily, his contract doesn’t seem incredibly expensive, so Philadelphia has the flexibility to build around him over the next few years. The remaining RFAs now that Carter is signed include Travis Sanheim, Connor Bunnaman, and David Kase.
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