Dynasty Sports' Exclusive Athlete – Carter Hart
Get some of the first custom Carter Hart merchandise at Dynasty Sports. We know how much Philly fans love the underdog heroes, and we celebrate them with custom apparel you can only find at Dynasty. Hart is the perfect example of a player who is beating the odds, especially as a rookie. He recorded straight wins for the Flyers, the fourth against the Winnipeg Jets on January 28, he is the first starter goaltender with four straight wins under the age of 21.
After moving around from Canada to Washington State to Philadelphia, Flyers rookie goaltender Carter Hart is one of the most talked about goalies in the NHL. He’s setting records during his debut season with the Flyers, which might even help them get to the playoffs.
Hart is from Sherwood Park, Alberta. At age 16, he made 26 saves against the Seattle Thunderbirds, and was part of the Canadian team that took home the gold at the 2015 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament, an under-18 international tournament. In the 2015-2016 season, he was named the CHL Goaltender of the Year, a title he earned again in the 2017-2018 season.
Due to his records in the junior league, he was already a top NHL prospect. Hart made his Flyers debut in the 2018-2019 season, and Flyers fans can already see how much he’s going to bring to the team.
Why Hart Was the Flyers Goaltender Draft Pick
The Flyers drafted Hart in 2016 as a second round pick, finishing 48th overall. He was the first goaltender selected during that draft. Hart debuted as a Flyer on the ice during the 2018-2019 season. After playing for the Lehigh Valley Phantoms, a Flyers affiliate team, for most of the season, Hart stepped in for goalie Anthony Stolarz, who was placed on leave after dealing with several injuries throughout the last couple of seasons. During his debut game as a Flyer against the Detroit Red Wings, Philly won 3-2, and Hart was named star of the game. He is the youngest Flyer to win an NHL debut, and one of the youngest players in league history.
Hart’s debut has drastically increased the Flyers’ chance of making it to the Eastern Conference playoffs, after 10 straight wins between January 14 and February 9. The winning streak surprised NHL fans across the country, and Hart was named NHL Rookie of the Month in January. (The winning streak ended when the Flyers faced rivals Pittsburgh Penguins on February 11.)
Hart’s teammates praise him for his focus and the bursts of energy during each game that show he has the making of a pro who makes every save look effortless. Nicknamed “Hartsy”, the team is also intent on protecting him during his debut season. Despite fans loving the outcome, you can’t place the fate of the team on a single goalie, especially a player who is so green, despite all the promise he’s showing. Whether the Flyers end up making the playoffs or not this year, Flyers fans can already look forward to what Carter will bring to the team next year now that he’s on the roster.
What’s Next for Hart
As the regular season wraps up, it’ll be interesting to see how Hart performs through the end, and how much time he’s given on the ice. The Flyers have a tiny chance of making the playoffs as a Wild Card team but solidifying their defense and more aggressive offense could help them squeeze through. It’ll probably take a miracle for them to score enough points to catch up with the other four wild card contenders: the Hurricanes, Canadians, Blue Jackets, and Penguins.
Exclusive Carter Hart Merchandise
Show off Dynasty’s Carter Hart shirt at the next Flyers game, featuring his initials inside a heart pattern on the front and his player number on the back. This unique design will definitely show your love for Hart.
Fun Fact: Hart’s jersey number as a junior was 70, which he was planning to use while playing for the Flyers. He was given the number 79 during his first Flyers training camp, and one of his longtime fans from his time playing for the Everett Silvertips made a jersey with his player number 79. Hart realized that he couldn’t let the young fan, named Connor, down, so he kept the player number.
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