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.
|OHL Second All-Star Team||2009–10|
|RS Scoring||RS Goalie Stats||PO Scoring|