Hart signs three-year, $11.9 million contract with Flyers

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Carter Hart signed a three-year, $11.9 million contract with the Philadelphia Flyers on Monday. It has an average annual value of $3.979 million.

The 22-year-old goalie was a restricted free agent after going 9-11-5 with a 3.67 goals-against average, .877 save percentage and one shutout in 27 games (25 starts) last season.

He did not play after April 15 because of a sprained MCL in his left knee.

The Flyers signed goalie Martin Jones to a one-year, $2 million contract July 28 to replace Brian Elliott as Hart’s backup.

Philadelphia also traded for defensemen Ryan Ellis (Nashville Predators) and Rasmus Ristolainen (Buffalo Sabres) and signed defenseman Keith Yandle to a one-year contract after the Flyers allowed an NHL-high 3.52 goals per game last season.

Hart was 24-13-3 with a 2.42 GAA, .914 save percentage and one shutout in 43 games (40 starts) in 2019-20, and 9-5 with a 2.23 GAA, .926 save percentage and two shutouts in 14 Stanley Cup Playoff games to help the Flyers reach the Eastern Conference Second Round.

A second-round pick (No. 48) in the 2016 NHL Draft, Hart is 49-37-9 with a 2.88 GAA, .905 save percentage and two shutouts in 101 regular-season games (95 starts).

Flyers defenseman Travis Sanheim also is a restricted free agent. He is scheduled to have a salary arbitration hearing Aug. 26.

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