To the surprise of, well, nobody, Carter Hart was named NHL Rookie of the Month for January.
The Flyers 2016 second-round pick helped the team gain ground in the standings by going 6-2-1 with a 2.33 goals-against average and a .931 save percentage.
He has been the driver for the team, making 283 saves (most in the NHL) and was only the 10th goalie in league history to win five consecutive before his 21st birthday. The last goaltender to pull that off? Carey Price.
During his winning streak, Hart has faced an average of 32 shots per game and allowed only 12 goals.
He is now 8-5-1 on the season, carrying a 2.48 GAA and a .922 save percentage. He’s been a difference-maker in nearly every game he’s started and the team has rallied around him to string together wins and gain confidence.
Hart is everything the Flyers faithful had hoped for when he ended his junior career with two CHL Goaltender of the Year awards and three WHL Goaltender of the Year awards.
He will look to extend his hot streak in the month of February. The Flyers riding an NHL best six-game win streak.