Hart has been named the WHL Goaltender of the Year for the 2017-18 season. It’s the third-straight year in which he’s had this honor, giving him back-to-back-to-back WHL Goalie of the Year awards. He is the first player to be named the WHL Goalie of the Year three times.
— The WHL (@TheWHL) May 2, 2018
Hart was also named the WHL Player of the Year
Hart compiled a 31-6-1-3 record this season with a .947 save percentage and 1.60 goals against average. He had seven shutouts as well, giving him more shutouts (7) than regulation losses (6) in the regular season.
His numbers have gotten better over the years. His save percentages in his four junior seasons were .915, .918, .927, and .947. His goals against averages have improved as well: 2.29, 2.14, 1.99, and 1.60.
Hart is one of four Flyers prospects still alive in the CHL playoffs. He ad the Everett Silvertips begin their championship series on Friday night against the Swift Current Broncos.
Hart will transition to professional hockey next year, and him making the jump to the NHL isn’t out of the realm of possibilities. He will likely need some time in the AHL with the Lehigh Valley Phantoms, but Hart is undoubtedly the Flyers’ goalie of the future.
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