The Philadelphia Flyers are locking up Carter Hart.
According to Frank Seravalli of DailyFaceoff.com, the Flyers are approaching a three-year extension with Hart.
Hart, a restricted free agent, has been with Philadelphia’s tubes since the 2018-19 season. The Flyers selected him 48th in the 2016 draft.
The 22-year-old had a difficult 2020-21 season, going 9-11-5 with an average of 3.67 goals against and a save percentage of .877. It was by far his worst season in the NHL.
However, Philadelphia had terrible defense last season, so Hart didn’t really get much help in that regard. That’s why the Flyers believe the Alberta native can be the goalkeeper of the future after starting his career with two solid seasons.
Philadelphia also improved on defense this summer by acquiring Ryan Ellis and Rasmus Ristolainen, which should make Hart’s life a little easier in the blue paint.