For Flyers prospect Carter Hart, the honors keep coming.
On Monday, he was named the Western Hockey League’s Goaltender of the Week for the fifth time.
Known for his unflappable demeanor, Hart won his two starts during the week, compiling a 0.50 goals-against average and a .980 save percentage for Everett. He stopped 48 of 49 shots.
Hart, 19, leads the WHL in goals-against average (1.35), save percentage (.958) and shutouts (six). He was a second-round selection (48th overall) in the 2016 draft, and he figures to play next season with the AHL’s Phantoms.
Hart recently led Team Canada to the title in the World Junior Championship.
Will Couturier be an all-star?
If New Jersey’s Taylor Hall is unable to play in Sunday’s All-Star Game in Tampa, there’s a chance the Flyers’ Sean Couturier will be added to the squad. Hall has a hand injury, and it is not known yet if he will participate in the game.
Couturier deserved to be chosen among the original selections. He has a career-high 26 goals, tied for fourth in the NHL, and leads the Flyers with a plus-17 rating. The 6-foot-3, 211-pound center is also one of the league’s top defensive forwards.
If Hall can’t play, the Flyers’ Jake Voracek (league-high 45 assists) and the Islanders’ Anders Lee (27 goals) are other forwards who would be considered.