The Flyers have resigned goaltender Carter Hart to a three-year deal worth about $3.979 million annually according to NHL.com and Flyers general manager Chuck Fletcher.
It’s the highest annual average for a goalies second contract in the history of the NHL, beating out Matt Murray and Andrei Vaselevskiy, according to Frank Seravalli.
Hart struggled last year to say the least, but it looks like a new defense, who he referred to as, “A buncha beauties,” could help the 22-year-old net minder.
He had a 3.67 goals against average in 27 games last year. He’ll be looking to improve those numbers a lot in the 2021-22 season.
“I’m looking forward to a new start next year,” Hart said.
I would’ve been suprised if the Flyers didn’t resign Hart so this move doesn’t come as much of a suprise.
Ultimately, I am a little suprised the deal wasn’t longer, but looking forward to seeing number 79 between the pipes this season.