Carter Hart on the verge of WHL history

Updated: February 13, 2018 at 8:43 am by Brady Trettenero

Goaltending prospects like Carter Hart don’t come along very often.

The Philadelphia Flyers’ 48th overall selection in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft is putting together a sensational season in the WHL with the Everett Silvertips.

Through 29 games this season, the 19-year-old netminder leads the league with a .952 save percentage and 1.53 GAA.

Hart’s excellent campaign continued Saturday against the Vancouver Giants, as the young netminder stopped all 23 shots he faced for the 26th shutout of his career, tying him with Tyson Sexsmith for the Western Hockey League all-time lead.

Hart has 15 more games this season to make WHL history, and based on the way he’s been playing, there’s no doubting he’ll get there.

Hart’s all-time record now improves to 107-44-10-11, with a 2.03 GAA, and .927 SV%. He’s clearly the goaltender of the future for the Flyers and fans are starting to salivate at the thought of him in Orange and Black.

Having been named a First-Team All-Star in back-to-back seasons and backstopping Canada to a gold medal at the 2018 IIHF World Junior Championships, becoming the all-time WHL shutouts leader would be icing on the cake for Carter Hart’s incredible junior career.

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