Matt Hackett

Posted: February 23, 2012 by Steven Ellis in Minnesota Wild

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The Good: Hackett has excellent size and combines that with solid positioning. He has a long way to go, but has shown a willingness to accept coaching and apply it to his on-ice performance. Hackett combines his size with solid positioning and athleticism to make a goaltender that is very suited for the game that the NHL has become. His poise and fundamentals, especially, have made him a mouthwatering prospect in net for Minnesota and have the franchise looking forward to him stepping onto the rink in a Wild sweater. A Josh Harding trade would be great for his career. His size and movement are tremendous assets. His uncle, and early mentor, was former Canadiens goaltender Jeff Hackett.

The Bad: In order to make it in the NHL, Hackett is going to need to work on his timing more. Oftentimes he goes into the butterfly too quickly, which can sometimes hang him out to dry with the more creative offensive talents (of which there are many in the NHL).  He could do more with his paddle, in general.

Award Year
OHL Second All-Star Team 2009–10

Career Statistics

RS Scoring RS Goalie Stats PO Scoring
Season Team Lge GP A PIM Min GA EN SO GAA W L T Svs Pct GP A PIM
2006-07 Windsor Spitfires OHL 7 0 2 429 36 2 0 5.04 0 5 2 219 0.859
2007-08 Windsor Spitfires OHL 4 0 0 130 10 0 0 4.61 1 1 0 59 0.855
2007-08 Plymouth Whalers OHL 18 0 2 978 56 3 0 3.44 6 9 1 512 0.901
2008-09 Plymouth Whalers OHL 55 1 6 3036 154 4 2 3.04 34 15 3 1618 0.913 11 0 4
2009-10 Plymouth Whalers OHL 56 3 10 3165 138 7 4 2.62 33 18 3 1710 0.925 8 0 13
2010-11 Houston Aeros AHL 45 0 18 2552 101 7 2 2.37 23 16 4 1106 0.916 24 0 4
2011-12 Houston Aeros* AHL 34 0 8 1931 78 3 1 2.42 16 13 4 863 0.917
2011-12 Minnesota Wild NHL 3 0 0 141 2 1 0 0.85 2 0 0 84 0.977

GPI W L OTL Min SO GA SHA GAA SV%
2011-12 MINNESOTA
ON PACE 3 2 0 0 187 0 2 114 0.85 .977

Drafted: 77th overall, 2009
Minnesota Wild


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