On February 25, the Flyers decided to move on from one of their fan favorites in forward Wayne Simmonds by sending him to Nashville in a trade deadline move, acquiring Ryan Hartman and a fourth round pick in the 2020 NHL Entry Draft. Hartman, who registered 20 points (10G-10A) in 64 games for the Predators, knew he would have big shoes to fill in Philly and was immediately up for the challenge.
Hartman settled into Philadelphia for the final 19 games of the season, tallying 2G-4A and logged an average TOI of 12:03. Hartman intends on training and improving his game during the offseason, which he enters as a restricted free agent.
Video: Therien and Hartman discuss his move to the Flyers
Check out some of Ryan Hartman's top moments from his stint with the Flyers to end the season.
Showing lots of Hart...man
It didn't take long for Ryan Hartman to make an impression on the Philly fan base, laying a big hit in his first-ever shift as a Flyer.
Welcome to Philly
Shortly after the trade deadline, Hartman sat down with Andrea Helfrich to discuss his adjustment and expectations as a member of a new organization.
A Flyers First
Batter up! Hartman crashed the net and redirected the puck past Thomas Greiss with a baseball swing for his first-ever goal as a member of the Flyers.
Video: PHI@NYI: Hartman bats puck in from close range
Ryan Hartman must've had eyes in the back of his head to find JVR with this no-look helper.
Video: PHI@NJD: van Riemsdyk finishes Hartman's no-look feed
He Shoots, He Scores!
Darting through the slot, after a sweet set up from Scott Laughton, Hartman gripped it and ripped it past Frederik Andersen.
Video: TOR@PHI: Laughton sets up Hartman for go-ahead goal
In a return to his hometown, the Flyers visited Ryan Hartman's local Chicago bar for a discussion with his parents before the 24-year-old took home the Helmet as the player of the game against his former team.
Video: Chicago native Ryan Hartman makes his transition