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CALLED UP // Carter Hart to the NHL, Philadelphia Flyers


EVERETT, Wash. – The Everett Silvertips (@WHLSilvertips), six-time U.S. Division and two-time Western Conference champion of the Western Hockey League, announced today in conjunction with the Philadelphia Flyers of the National Hockey League that goaltender Carter Hart has been recalled by the Flyers from the Lehigh Valley Phantoms (AHL).

Hart, 20, and the Flyers will next face the Detroit Red Wings on Tuesday, 4:00 p.m. at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia. Should Hart appear in the game, he will become the 19th member to suit up with the Everett Silvertips and move onto make his debut in the NHL. This season, Hart has a record of 9-5-2-1 with a .901 save percentage and one shutout with Lehigh Valley. He has won five of his last seven games and has allowed two goals or less in four of his last five starts. His first career pro shutout came on Dec. 7, a 1-0 win over Hershey.

At the conclusion of four full WHL seasons (2014-18) in a Silvertips jersey, he finished last season helping guide the club to their second Western Conference title and appearance in the Rogers WHL Championship Series.

The first recipient in Tips history of the Four Broncos Memorial Trophy (WHL Player of the Year in 2017-18), and the first goaltender in WHL history to earn the Del Wilson Trophy (WHL Goaltender of the Year) on three consecutive occasions, he was a seven-time recipient of the WHL Goaltender of the Week award (16 in his career) and four-time recipient of the WHL Goaltender of the Month award last season. The 6-foot-2, 185-pound goaltender went 14-5-3 in the WHL Playoffs and was second in wins (14), minutes (1,325), goals-against-average (2.40), save percentage (.921), and tied for second in shutouts (2).

Hart was named WHL First Team All-Star and honored as back-to-back-to-back recipient of the Silvertips Most Valuable Player award last season, and his lifetime record stands at 116-46-10-2 with a .927 save percentage, 2.01 goals-against-average and 26 career shutouts in 190 games, all with the Silvertips. He is the franchise goaltending leader in wins (116) and is tied for the WHL all-time lead in shutouts (26).

He helped Canada capture the gold medal at last season’s World Junior Championship tournament and is a second round selection (48th overall) of the Philadelphia Flyers in the 2016 National Hockey League Entry Draft. He had a 13-game winning streak last season and was the first goaltender since Darcy Kuemper (Red Deer) to earn the Four Broncos Memorial Trophy.

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