He's likely still a long way from being called up to the National Hockey League, but as the Flyers' continue to struggle between the pipes, a problem that has seemingly plagued the organization since the departure of their now general manager Ron Hextall, they may be looking towards an 18 year old as their long-term answer to that problem.
The Flyers 2nd round draft pick in 2016, Carter Hart, is currently a member of the Western Hockey League's Evertt Silvertips and is currently on pace for his most dominant season yet. On Monday it was announced that Hart had been named the WHL goaltender of the week for the second consecutive time, the only player to win two such awards thus far this season.
Hart posted back to back shut outs in order to claim his second award, and his overall save percentage on the season now sits at an impressive 0.937 and he boats an equally solid 1.67 goals against average.
It's a drastic contrast to the numbers being put up by the Flyers presumed number one and two goalies in Steve Mason and Michal Neuvirth, and it gives fans in Philadelphia that their may be light at the end of the dark goaltending tunnel.
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