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Matthew Hackett
North American Goalie
Plymouth, OHL
Final Rank:  1 Midterm Rank:  8
Position:  Goaltender Catches:  Left
Height:  6' 2" Weight:  170
Born:  March 7, 1990    
Birthplace:  London, ON, CAN
Drafted:  MIN (3rd Round / 77th Overall) - Player Page
• Named as the Plymouth Whalers Most Valuable Player for the 2009 playoffs, Hackett went 6-5-0 with a 3.01 goals-against average and a .930 save percentage, facing more than 40 shots in five of the 11 games. He helped lead the team over the Sarnia Sting in the first round, before losing to the number one ranked Windsor Spitfires in the conference semi-final.

• After starting the 2008-09 season as the back-up goaltender for the Whalers, he worked his way to the number one spot by November and led Plymouth to a fourth place finish in the Western Conference with a 34-15-3-0 record in 55 games. His .913 save-percentage ranked eighth in the Ontario Hockey League.

• Matt is the nephew of former NHL goaltender Jeff Hackett. Jeff played 500 NHL games with six teams (NYI, SJ, CHI, MTL, BOS, PHI) between 1988-89 and 2003-04.

• He cites his uncle as his childhood hockey hero – “I watched all his games growing up and I wanted to be just like him. He taught me everything about being a goalie”. He also wears number 31 in honor of his uncle.

• The London Junior Knights product started skating at the age of four after growing a passion for the game in neighborhood road hockey games. His first hockey team was the London Nationals.

• Winning the Bell Canada Cup, held at the Corel Centre (now Scotiabank Place), when he was 11 years old is his most memorable hockey achievement – “the trophy was taller than me”.

• If he could invite any three people to dinner he would choose Ryan Miller, Roberto Luongo and Carey Price “because they are my three favorite goalies and I could learn a lot from them”.

• One thing he couldn’t live without is music and if he could trade places with anyone for a day he’d trade with Tiger Woods.

NEWS ARTICLES

BREAKING THE ICE WITH MATT HACKETT

FAVORITES

NHL Team: Montreal Canadiens
NHL Player: Buffalo goaltender Ryan Miller
Video game: NHL ‘09
Movie: Step Brothers
TV show: Entourage
Actor: Denzel Washington
Group: Nickelback
Website: facebook.com
Pump up song: “For Those About to Rock” by ACDC
Home cooked meal: Turkey Dinner
Sport (other than hockey): Basketball
Activity away from the rink: Xbox
Place to shop: Boathouse
Place to visit: Fort Myers, Florida


 Statistics
Season
Team
League
GP
GAA
Min
SO
Sv%
2006-2007
WINDSOR
OHL
7
4.38
429
0
.859
2007-2008
PLYMOUTH
OHL
22
3.57
1,108
0
.895
2008-2009
PLYMOUTH
OHL
55
3.04
3,036
2
.913




SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - BOS 82 54 19 9 261 177 117
2 y - PIT 82 51 24 7 249 207 109
3 x - TBL 82 46 27 9 240 215 101
4 x - MTL 82 46 28 8 215 204 100
5 x - NYR 82 45 31 6 218 193 96
6 x - PHI 82 42 30 10 236 235 94
7 x - CBJ 82 43 32 7 231 216 93
8 x - DET 82 39 28 15 222 230 93
9 WSH 82 38 30 14 235 240 90
10 NJD 82 35 29 18 197 208 88
11 OTT 82 37 31 14 236 265 88
12 TOR 82 38 36 8 231 256 84
13 CAR 82 36 35 11 207 230 83
14 NYI 82 34 37 11 225 267 79
15 FLA 82 29 45 8 196 268 66
16 BUF 82 21 51 10 157 248 52

STATS

2013-2014 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
C. Hodgson 72 20 24 -26 44
T. Ennis 80 21 22 -25 43
D. Stafford 70 16 18 -19 34
C. Ehrhoff 79 6 27 -27 33
C. Stewart 63 15 11 0 26
C. Conacher 79 7 19 1 26
T. Myers 62 9 13 -26 22
Z. Girgensons 70 8 14 -6 22
M. Foligno 74 7 12 -17 19
J. McBain 69 6 11 -13 17
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
M. Neuvirth 4 8 2 .921 2.78
J. Enroth 4 17 5 .911 2.82