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Matthew Hackett

Matthew Hackett

Team Number: 0
Birth Date: 03/07/1990
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 170lbs.
Position: Goalie
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Meet Mathew Hackett, a goalie for the Minnesota Wild.

Like many 18 year olds, Matt Hackett loves video games. And, no surprise, his favorite video game is NHL ‘09. Unlike most 18 year olds, though, Matt Hackett has a chance to become part of the video game that he enjoys so much: he was drafted by the Minnesota Wild in 2009.

Hackett grew up in London, Ontario and played for the Ontario Hockey League. By 2008-2009, he was an emerging goaltender on the Plymouth Whalers hockey team. Though he was intended to be a back-up player, he ended up starting in November and by the end of the season, the Plymouth Whalers finished fourth in their conference. During that time, he had a .913 save-percentage—eighth in the Ontario Hockey League. By the playoffs that year, Matt Hackett was honored as the team’s MVP.

The path to the NHL was made slightly smoother by Matt’s uncle, Jeff Hackett. Jeff was also a goalie, and he played 500 games in the NHL. Watching his uncle in action made Matt value the game and position even more. According to Matt, Uncle Jeff was his hero and today Matt keeps Jeff’s number 31 jersey in action.

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