Carter Hart is absolutely on a tear with the Philadelphia Flyers this year. At the time of this writing, he had just finished winning his seventh straight game, most recently against the Vancouver Canucks. I think it’s pretty safe to say that the play of Carter, as of late, has caught the attention of the league. It’s not unlikely that if he continues to play this way (not necessarily winning the remaining 20+ games in a row), he will be at least a Calder Trophy nominee.
Carter started his hockey career in the WHL, with the Everett Silvertips with not much anticipation around his game. He was drafted in the 8th round of a 15 round Bantam draft, along side fellow NHL prospect, Dylan Ferguson of the Vegas Golden Knights. In the WHL, he played as a starter for the ‘Tips for a number of seasons before being drafted by the Philadelphia Flyers in the second round.
After finishing up his junior career, he participated in about 20 games in the AHL before getting called up. It appears (via twitter), that fans weren’t too happy with the call up. Happens to the best of us, considering we’ve seen time and time again (ahem, Edmonton) call up highly touted prospects only to rush them far too fast into the NHL.
Gettin’ the auto
This Carter Hart autograph was actually signed before he started his red hot start with the Philadelphia Flyers. I sent this Everett Silvertips card along to Carter when he was with the LeHigh Valley Phantoms. He returned this card, signed, in about a month. Of course, sending to the Phantoms is no longer an option (at least not with the way he’s currently playing), so the Flyers might be your best bet.
Definitely no shortage of news article since Carter Hart is making headlines on a regular basis!
A video review of Carter Hart
Potential Calder trophy winner?