|Born|| March 7 1990,|
London, ON, CAN
| 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)|
174 lb (79 kg; 12 st 6 lb)
| NHL team (P)|
| Minnesota Wild|
Houston Aeros (AHL)
|NHL Draft|| 77th overall, 2009|
Matthew Hackett (born March 7, 1990) is a Canadian ice hockey goaltender. He was selected by the Minnesota Wild in the 3rd round (77th overall) of the 2009 NHL Entry Draft. He is currently playing with the Minnesota Wild as an emergency call-up from the Houston Aeros, the team's American Hockey League affiliate.
Hackett was called up to the NHL as a backup to Josh Harding on November 23, 2011, for a game against the Nashville Predators after Niklas Bäckström missed the game for personal reasons. In case Hackett did not arrive at the game in time (from his assignment with the Houston Aeros), 51-year-old recreational goaltender Paul Deutsch was signed to an amateur tryout contract, but was eventually scratched as Hackett served as the backup.
Hackett made his National Hockey League (NHL) debut on December 6, 2011, in a road game against the San Jose Sharks, entering 1:11 into the game after starting goalie Harding was injured. In his debut game, Hackett earned a perfect 1.000 save percentage by making 34 saves on 34 shots, a performance that helped lead the Minnesota Wild to a 2-1 victory with the only goal against Minnesota having been in the first minute of play, prior to Hackett entering the game. On December 8, 2011, two days after his NHL debut, Matt Hackett made his first NHL start as the Minnesota Wild played against the Los Angeles Kings. Hackett stopped 42 of 44 shots for a .955 save percentage, helping to lead the Wild to a 4-2 win.
Awards and honoursEdit
|OHL Second All-Star Team||2009–10|||
- ↑ Nashville @ Minnesota, November 23, 2011
- ↑ Wild's Josh Harding leaves with upper-body injury - NHL.com - News
- ↑ Minnesota Wild at San Jose Sharks Game Recap - 12/06/2011
- ↑ Minnesota Wild at Los Angeles Kings Game Recap - 12/08/2011
- ↑ Wild recall Hackett after losing Backstrom to injury
- ↑ King: Last cut letdown - sportsnet.ca
- ↑ OHL Second All-Star Team
- Matt Hackett's career stats at Eliteprospects.com
- Matt Hackett's career stats at The Internet Hockey Database
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