Following the NHL, you can’t escape the name Carter Hart – with the story he’s growing as a Philadelphia Flyer, and the legendary career he spun as one of the all-time greats to suit up as an Everett Silvertip.
What he’s done:
He became the 19th player in Silvertips history to make his NHL debut, the youngest goalie in Flyers history to win in his NHL debut, and has three career shutouts (two in the Stanley Cup Playoffs) covering his first two NHL seasons. Named to Team Canada for the 2019 World Championships, he captured the gold medal with Team Canada in the 2018 World Juniors, his final season as a Silvertip, going 5-0-0-1 in six tourney games with a 1.64 goals-against-average and .935 save percentage while tying Hockey Canada’s record for most wins in a World Junior career.
Before becoming the youngest goalie in Flyers history to earn a win in his NHL debut and capturing first star of the game honors on Dec. 18, the native of Sherwood Park, Alberta went 116-46-10-2 with a .927 save percentage, 2.01 goals-against-average and 26 career shutouts in 190 WHL 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).
Hart helped guide the Silvertips to their sixth U.S. Division title and second Western Conference championship in 2017-18, became the first goaltender in Tips history to earn the Four Broncos Memorial Trophy (WHL Player of the Year), and the first goaltender in WHL history to earn the Del Wilson Trophy (WHL Goaltender of the Year) on three consecutive occasions. He earned the CHL Goaltender of the Year award for the second time in three seasons, named WHL First Team All-Star and was honored with his third straight Silvertips Most Valuable Player Award.