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According to a report from Hockey Night in Canada, the Philadelphia Flyers are currently the front-runner to sign Quinnipiac goaltender Eric Hartzell.
Hartzell, a runner-up for the Hobey Baker Award, led his team to the NCAA Championship. Yale defeated Quinnipiac and their senior goaltender by a final score of 4-0.
In his senior season, Eric Hartzell was very impressive. With a record of 30-7-5, the 23-year old goaltender had a goals allowed average of 1.57 and a save percentage of .933%.
Last July, the Quinnipiac goaltender was one of four goalies invited to the Flyers’ Prospect Camp. However, as most expected, he was not signed. Now that his senior season is over, it is reported that the Flyers are the front-runner to sign the stud goaltender.
Should the Flyers be able to sign Hartzell, they would have a very solid core of goaltending prospects. That strong group would include Cal Heeter, Anthony Stolarz, and possibly Eric Hartzell.
Obviously, the Flyers will not be the only team making a push to sign Hartzell. However, as the front-runner to do so, the chances of this happening look pretty good.