For the first time in five NHL seasons, Keith Yandle won't be suiting up for the Florida Panthers next year, and the veteran is excited to write his next chapter.

The defenseman was bought out by Florida earlier this offseason and signed a one-year, $900,000 deal with the Philadelphia Flyers almost two weeks later. A major selling point to draw the ironman to Philly was young netminder Carter Hart.

"He's a stud," Yandle recently said, according to Jordan Hall of NBC Sports Philadelphia. "He's a guy when you think of young goalies in the league, you think of him – a guy that I'm definitely excited to play in front of."

That's high praise from the 34-year-old Yandle, who has played alongside iconic goaltenders such as Henrik Lundqvist and Roberto Luongo.