Heading into an offseason where he will be eligible to sign a contract extension, Flyers goaltender Carter Hart has decided to change his representations. Long-time reporter John Shannon reports (Twitter link) that the netminder will now be represented by the Wasserman/Orr Hockey Group; he had been previously repped by Allain Roy of RSG Hockey. PuckPedia clarifies (via Twitter) that Judd Moldaver will be Hart’s new agent.
The 21-year-old rejoined the team yesterday as they continue preparations for the postseason. He’s coming off a solid sophomore campaign after cutting his GAA from 2.83 in his rookie year down to 2.42 while posting a respectable .914 SV% along with his first career shutout. Once they get through the round robin games against the other top four teams in the East, it will be Hart’s first foray into the playoffs.
On the surface, this offseason may not be the greatest time to work on a new contract. The expected flattening of the salary cap does not bode well for anyone looking to cash in with a big-money extension a year before their deal even expires. With Hart already established as Philadelphia’s starting goalie, he’s not someone that will likely be interested in a bridge contract so while he has new representation in tow, it will likely be a while yet before they start working on his next deal.