Brian Hart has heart. He is currently in his third season with the Harvard Crimson in the NCAA and has already broken his previous career high for points. Hart is one goal shy of tying his record of six in one season, something he has accomplished twice in his collegiate career. To date, he has scored 17 goals and 44 points in 85 career collegiate games.
The Lightning selected Hart in the second round, 53rd overall, at the 2012 NHL Entry draft. Hart possesses a good shot and decent hands. He projects as a power forward type as opposed to a finesse player.
The Cumberland, Maine, native has potted five goals and 18 points for the Crimson this year. Hart is a bigger forward at 6-foot-3 and 212 pounds. His size will no doubt help his game translate to the professional level.
During his sophomore year with the Crimson, Hart recorded six goals and 15 points in 31 games. As a freshman he managed to put up six goals and 11 points through 24 contests.
Prior to joining the Crimson, Hart played for the Phillips Exeter Academy where he put up some very impressive offensive numbers. In his final year at the Academy, the 2011-12 season, Hart managed to terrorize goalies on opposing high school teams scoring 32 goals in only 29 games. He put up an impressive 68 points that season as well, while serving as the team’s captain. He was named the Boston Globe’s New England Athlete of the Year for 2012.
During the 2010-11 season, Hart scored 29 goals and 61 points in only 27 games.