Get to know a draft pick — Carter Hart

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Like we’ve done in the past, we’re profiling top prospects who may hear their names called in the first round of the 2016 NHL Entry Draft.

But this year, something new — we’re featuring special guest analysis from Ryan Kennedy, associate senior writer and prospect expert at The Hockey News.

Carter Hart (G)

Height: 6-foot Weight: 180 pounds Catches: Left

Team: Everett Silvertips (WHL)

Country: Canada

NHL Central Scouting ranking: No. 2 North American goalie

Kennedy says: “As we all know, goalies are voodoo and figuring out which ones will pan out from the draft is a fool’s game. But Hart is pretty darn good.

“His poise and cool have reminded some scouts of Carey Price, though Hart doesn’t have the same size as the Habs superstar. And that’s a big theme of this year’s netminders; the kids with the best numbers aren’t that tall and the tallest kids didn’t have very good numbers.

“But in Hart, at least you have a consistent netminder who is technically sound and always square to the shooter. Good candidate to be Canada’s world junior goalie next year, too.”

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