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Matt Hackett | Goalie | #31

Team: Anaheim Ducks
Age / DOB:  (28) / 3/7/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 179
Drafted: 2009 / Rd. 3 (77) / MIN

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Matt Hackett has undergone shoulder surgery to repair a labrum tear.
Hackett has a 3.35 GAA and .898 save percentage in seven AHL games this season. With him sidelined, AHL San Diego's goaltenders are Dustin Tokarski and Kevin Boyle. Sat, Dec 3, 2016 10:17:00 AM

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Matt Hackett was sent to San Diego of the AHL.

The netminder is in the second year of a two-way contract. He has played in 26 career NHL games and is now considered a depth goaltender.
Mon, Oct 3, 2016 05:03:00 AM

Matt Hackett has signed a two-way, two-year deal with Anaheim.

He has appeared in 26 career NHL games with Minnesota and Buffalo, while posting a 4-17-2 record with a 3.11 goals-against average and a .906 save percentage. Hackett will likely be in the minors to start the 2015-16 campaign.
Wed, Jul 1, 2015 05:59:00 PM

Matt Hackett will be an unrestricted free agent once the season ends.

He needed to have five more appearances of at least 30 minutes going into Friday's contest against Chicago in order to remain Buffalo property. As he did not play against the Hawks and as the Sabres have only four more games this season, Hackett will not reach the threshold. Hackett is not really a fantasy asset, but we thought you might want to know that he will be on the open market for the 2015-16 campaign.
Sat, Apr 4, 2015 09:08:00 AM

Matt Hackett won't be available on Monday because of recurring soreness and swelling.

Coach Ted Nolan is hoping that Hackett will be ready to return on Wednesday.
Mon, Mar 30, 2015 03:47:00 PM

Matt Hackett played valiantly on Thursday night, making 38 saves on 42 shots, but it was not enough as the Sabres fell in overtime.

Hackett falls to 0-3-1 on the season with a .897 save percentage and 4.25 goals against average. He's played better than his stats would suggest.
Fri, Mar 27, 2015 12:55:00 AM

Matt Hackett will indeed start against Arizona on Thursday night.

He owns an .893 save percentage and a 4.34 goals-against average in three losses this season. Buffalo and Arizona play again on Monday and the outcomes of those games could play a large role in which team finishes last overall in the league's overall standings.
Thu, Mar 26, 2015 11:01:00 AM

Look for Matt Hackett to start against Arizona on Thursday.

Hackett has a 4.34 GAA and .893 save percentage in three contests this season. He'll be facing one of the worst teams offensively in the league, so at least he has that going for him.
Tue, Mar 24, 2015 05:18:00 PM

Sabres' head coach Ted Nolan was impressed with goaltender Matt Hackett's performance on Saturday night.

"I thought he was good. He gave us a chance," said Nolan. "For a kid who sat on the bench the last couple of weeks patiently waiting, we had a chance to work with him the last couple days and get him prepped to play this game. It wasn’t an easy game to play. They’ve got some good shooters on the other team and I thought he played real well." The Sabres lost a 3-0 decision to the Predators.
Sun, Mar 22, 2015 11:26:00 AM

Matt Hackett made 40 saves in the Sabres’ 3-0 loss to the Predators on Saturday night.

Hackett gave up one in the second and two more in the third period. Though he has yet to win in his three outings, this was by far his most impressive one. He hadn’t eclipsed a .900 save percentage prior to this game. Hackett has a 4.34 goals-against average and .893 save percentage.
Sat, Mar 21, 2015 10:52:00 PM

Updating an earlier item, Matt Hackett will get the start in goal against the Predators Saturday night.

Buffalo and Hackett are not good bets against one of the leagues' best teams and goalies. The Sabres are also coming off Friday night's 3-1 loss to the Devils, so they may be tired. In additon, Hackett has not played in nine games. We would pass on activating Hackett for this matchup.
Sat, Mar 21, 2015 10:18:00 AM

Matt Hackett is expected get the start against the Nashville Predators on Saturday night.

Hackett, still just 24 years old, comes in with a career record of 4-15-1 through 18 starts and 23 games, split nearly evenly between the Sabres and Wild. He also has seven Quality Starts against five Really Bad Starts. Hackett hasn't fared well in AHL Rochester either, this season he's 7-4-3 with a .907 save percentage and a 2.72 GAA through 14 games. As good a talent as Hackett may be, you might be best served finding a more favorable matchup.
Fri, Mar 20, 2015 10:05:00 PM

Matt Hackett is expected to get the nod against Boston on Tuesday.

He suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament on April 12, 2014 at TD Garden in Boston, but he's excited to be back. Hackett was sidelined for nearly eight months and he's close to feeling back to normal.
Tue, Mar 17, 2015 08:58:00 AM

Matthew Hackett was pulled in the second period of the Sabers’ 6-1 loss to the Capitals on Saturday night.

Hackett gave up four goals on 23 shots before hitting the showers at 13:53 of the second period. He’s now allowed eight goals in his two starts this season, good for a 5.22 goals-against average and .867 save percentage. Anders Lindback came in to relieve him, stopping 19 of 21 he faced. Lindback has a 3.63 goals-against average and .886 save percentage. Only pick up these goalies if you want to sink your goalie stats the rest of the way.
Sat, Mar 7, 2015 09:41:00 PM

Matthew Hackett will get the start against the Washington Capitals on Saturday night, his 25th birthday.

Through 22 career games and 17 starts over four seasons with the Wild and now the Sabres, Hackett has gone 4-14-1 with 53 goals against. The highly touted goaltending prospect has gone 7-4-3 with 37 goals against in 14 games for AHL Rochester this season.
Sat, Mar 7, 2015 05:39:00 PM

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