|Born||October 14, 1968|
|Curling club|| St. George's G&CC |
Etobicoke, Toronto, ON
|Brier appearances||9 (1995, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2016, 2017)|
| World Championship |
|Top CTRS ranking||1st (2008–09)|
|Grand Slam victories||8: World Cup/Masters (Dec 2006, |
Jan 2008, Nov 2008, 2009);
The National (2002, Jan 2004);
Players (2008); Canadian Open (2009)
Richard "the Hart Surgeon" Hart (born October 14, 1968) is a Canadian curler from Pickering, Ontario. He is a Brier and world champion, as well as an Olympic silver medallist.
Hart attended his first Brier in 1995 as an alternate for Ed Werenich. It was his only major tournament experience before winning the 1997 Canadian Olympic trials as the third for the Mike Harris team. At the 1998 Winter Olympics, the team won a silver medal. He left the team in 2000, and joined up with Glenn Howard. Eventually with Howard, Hart would go to another Brier, in 2006 where they lost in the final. The following year, they won the 2007 Tim Hortons Brier and then the 2007 Ford World Men's Curling Championship. As vice with Glenn Howard he placed 2nd in the Olympic trials in Edmonton in 2010 and is a runner up for the past 3 Briers. He is nicknamed "the Hart Surgeon" for his ability to make difficult shots under pressure. He was the 2011 winner of the annual Ford Hot Shots skills and shot-making competition that precedes the start of play at the Brier.
After the 2010-11 curling season, Hart announced that he was going to retire from high-performance curling. He leaves the world of curling after spending his career playing as third under Mike Harris for ten years and under Glenn Howard for eleven years.
For the 2014-15 curling season, Hart announced that he was going to return from his retirement and continue to curl for the Glenn Howard rink.
Hart works as a Principalfor Hart-Well Electrical Company Limited. His work and job influenced his decision to leave competitive curling the first time he retired. Hart is married and has three children, including Joseph (Joey), the alternate on his 2016 Brier team.
|1992–93||Mike Harris||Richard Hart||Collin Mitchell||George Karrys|
|1994–95||Mike Harris||Richard Hart||George Karrys|
|1996–97||Mike Harris||Richard Hart||Collin Mitchell||George Karrys|
|1998–99||Mike Harris||Richard Hart||Collin Mitchell||George Karrys|
|1999–00||Mike Harris||Richard Hart||Collin Mitchell||George Karrys|
|2000–01||Glenn Howard||Richard Hart||Collin Mitchell||Jason Mitchell|
|2001–02||Glenn Howard||Richard Hart||Collin Mitchell||Jason Mitchell|
|2002–03||Glenn Howard||Richard Hart||Collin Mitchell||Jason Mitchell|
|2003–04||Glenn Howard||Richard Hart||Collin Mitchell||Jason Mitchell|
|2004–05||Glenn Howard||Richard Hart||Brent Laing||Craig Savill|
|2005–06||Glenn Howard||Richard Hart||Brent Laing||Craig Savill|
|2006–07||Glenn Howard||Richard Hart||Brent Laing||Craig Savill|
|2007–08||Glenn Howard||Richard Hart||Brent Laing||Craig Savill|
|2008–09||Glenn Howard||Richard Hart||Brent Laing||Craig Savill|
|2009–10||Glenn Howard||Richard Hart||Brent Laing||Craig Savill|
|2010–11||Glenn Howard||Richard Hart||Brent Laing||Craig Savill|
|2014–15||Glenn Howard||Richard Hart||Jon Mead||Craig Savill|
|2015–16||Glenn Howard||Wayne Middaugh||Richard Hart||Scott Howard|
|2016–17||Glenn Howard||Richard Hart||David Mathers||Scott Howard|
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