Born: March 7, 1990 (20)
6'2" - 170 lbs
|Hackett robbing some guy - Photo by Rena Laverty|
My understanding is that he's not a flashy goaliel, but he's extremely solid technically, so he doesn't have to be flashy. As I type this, he's getting tested big time in St. Louis as Josh Harding has gone down with a knee injury and that little third period Hackett was supposed to play has turned into almost the entire game.
|Hack and Joe O'Donnell will share hair tips, no doubt.|
So, we'll see two things: How his game holds up against men rather than boys and how the Wild decide to manage his ice time. With a solid 5th guy like Tordjman, they can afford to send either one of them to Bakersfield to make sure they're seeing enough starts to stay fresh. KC was a coach who liked to ride the hot goalie (heh), but I don't know what Yeo's take will be. Have a definitive #1 in Anton? Or play the guy who's getting wins? That might be the tipping point on those "who goes where" decisions.
Here's some video of Matt at a goalie camp last summer:
Matt Hackett - 2009 Bandits Elite Camp from Bandits Goalie School on Vimeo.