Carter Hart makes his return to the Silvertips

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Carter Hart back in goal. (image courtesy of everettsilvertips.com)
Carter Hart back in goal. (image courtesy of everettsilvertips.com)

Back in June, the Everett Silvertips goalie, Carter Hart was drafted in the 2nd round (48th overall) by the Philadelphia Flyers. After making the NHL roster, Carter has been reassigned to the Everett Silvertips for some seasoning.

In Friday’s game, he gave up an uncharacteristic 4 goals, against a thuggish Tri-City Americans squad. On the season though, Hart had 2 wins and a tie, with a .933 save percentage. One has to assume that this was just a slight hiccup in long season there will be better days for the future NHL player.

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#70 Carter Hart back on the team on loan from Philadelphia (image courtesy of everettsilvertips.com)

At 17 years old, Hart was the 19th player in Tips history to be drafted. The 6’1, 170lb goaltender won the WHL’s Del Wilson Trophy (goaltender of the year) with 35 wins and 6 shutouts. Hart also earned the CHL Goaltender of the year award too.

Carter is the first greater Seattle area based goaltender to win the CHL Goaltender of the Year award since 1998-99 (Cody Rudkowsky, Seattle) and back on September 6th became the first Silvertip to throw out the 1st pitch at a Seattle Mariners game.

Hart’s career in the NHL will come soon enough, but expect more greatness from Hart building on his epic career. Hart is 53-29-3-7 with a .917 save percentage in 95 career games with the Silvertips and in the organization ranks:

  • Fourth, games played – all-time (95)
  • Fourth, minutes – all-time (5,444)
  • Fourth, wins – all-time (53)
  • Tied for third, shutouts – all-time (10)
  • Fifth, goals-against-average (2.22)

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