The future in net continues to look very bright.
Most Philadelphia Flyers fans were introduced to elite goaltending prospect Carter Hart at the 2018 World Junior Championships, where he posted a .930 save percentage in the tournament to lead Team Canada to Gold.
The WHL has announced that the Everett Silvertips netminder has been named the WHL Goaltender of the Month for January 2018.
Hart was drafted by the Flyers in the second round, 48th overall, of the 2016 NHL Draft, and is regarded as one of the best goaltending prospects in the world. He went 6-1-0-1 in the month January, posting a 1.97 goals-against-average, .934 save percentage and one shutout.
After leading Canada to Gold, Hart returned to the Silvertips’ lineup in the middle of the month and picked up right where he left off, extending his personal winning streak to 13 games and allowing just seven goals in his first five games back.
What Hart is doing in juniors this season is simply sensational. Hart continues to lead the league in GAA (1.53), SV% (.953), and shutouts (six). His 19 wins rank him seventh in the league, though he’s played in just 25 games.
January marks the third straight month in which Hart has received Goaltender of the Month honors. The Flyers clearly have a gem in Hart and his impressively growing resume continues to prove that. There’s plenty of concern regarding goaltending in Philadelphia with veteran Brian Elliott on Injured Reserve and Alex Lyon underwhelming in his NHL debut, but remember there is a light at the end of the tunnel.