|Assets:||Is very fluid, fast and athletic for a goalie with a 6-2 frame. Shows excellent skating and footwork, with superb lateral movement. Gets into his butterfly easily and recovers well.|
|Flaws:||Goes down too quickly and easily, sometimes leaving himself hung out to dry on both dekes and high shots. Could stand to be a lot more active with his paddle, in general.|
|Career Potential:||Talented goaltender with upside.|
|OHL||Second All-Star Team||2009-10|
|10/07/2013||Assigned to Rochester (AHL).|
|10/05/2013||Recalled from Rochester (AHL) on an emergency basis.|
|9/23/2013||Assigned to Rochester (AHL).|
|7/21/2013||Re-signed as a restricted free agent by the Buffalo Sabres to a one-year two-way contract.|
|4/03/2013||Acquired from the Minnesota Wild.|
|4/03/2013||Assigned to Rochester (AHL).|
|3/28/2013||Recalled from Houston (AHL).|
|3/24/2013||Assigned to Houston (AHL).|
|3/08/2013||Recalled from Houston (AHL).|
|9/14/2012||Assigned to Houston (AHL).|
|3/27/2012||Assigned to Houston (AHL).|
|3/23/2012||Recalled from Houston (AHL).|
|3/19/2012||Assigned to Houston (AHL).|
|3/02/2012||Recalled from Houston (AHL).|
|2/25/2012||Assigned to Houston (AHL).|
|2/22/2012||Recalled from Houston (AHL).|
|1/16/2012||Assigned to Houston (AHL).|
|1/12/2012||Recalled from Houston (AHL).|
|12/16/2011||Assigned to Houston (AHL).|
|12/03/2011||Recalled from Houston (AHL).|
|11/25/2011||Assigned to Houston (AHL).|
|11/23/2011||Recalled from Houston (AHL).|
|9/25/2011||Assigned to Houston (AHL).|
|1/15/2011||Assigned to Houston (AHL).|
|1/14/2011||Recalled from Houston (AHL).|
|9/27/2010||Assigned to Houston (AHL).|
|3/16/2010||Signed by the Minnesota Wild to a three-year entry-level contract.|
|9/16/2009||Returned to his junior team (Plymouth-OHL).|
|4/03/2013||Buffalo Sabres traded Jason Pominville and a 4th round selection in 2014 to the Minnesota Wild for Matt Hackett, Johan Larsson, a 1st round selection in 2013 and a 2nd round selection in 2014.|
|6/27/2009||Drafted by the Minnesota Wild in the 3rd round (77th overall) in 2009.|
Matthew Hackett heads back to AHL | 10/08/2013 2:00 PM
NewsMatthew Hackett was returned to the AHL during practice.
ImpactHe was up with the team as an emergency goalie exemption. Ryan Miller looks like he'll be OK to back up Jhonas Enroth on Tuesday night.
Sabres bring up goalie Matthew Hackett | 10/05/2013 1:33 PM
NewsMatthew Hackett is up with the Buffalo Sabres.
ImpactGM Darcy Regier said that Hackett is with the big team on an emergency goalie exemption and doesn't count against the roster. He may get the chance to suit up when the Sabres play against Pittsburgh because Ryan Miller suffered a minor lower-body problem that might keep him out of the lineup Saturday night. "I'm just here to back up tonight, I guess," said Hackett.
Matthew Hackett agrees to terms with Sabres | 07/23/2013 3:20 PM
NewsMatthew Hackett has signed a one-year deal with the Buffalo Sabres.
ImpactHackett recorded a 2.59 GAA and .911 save percentage in 46 AHL contests with the Houston Aeros and Rochester Americans. Buffalo acquired Hackett from the Minnesota Wild in April. Although it seems increasingly unlikely that the Sabres will trade Ryan Miller before the start of the season, if they do, Hackett could serve as Jhonas Enroth's understudy.
Hackett may replace Miller on Buffalo roster | 05/01/2013 9:51 AM
NewsMatthew Hackett could end up sharing time with Jhonas Enroth in Buffalo's crease next season if number one goaltender Ryan Miller is traded.
Impact"I haven't been following," Hackett said of Miller's trade situation. "Whatever happens, happens, but he's a guy that I continue to follow to watch his career." Hackett, who was acquired from Minnesota as part of the Jason Pominville deal, is a fan of Miller's and he may get the opportunity to replace him on the Sabres roster. He has been good in the minors since being acquired by Buffalo, but won't get the start in Wednesday's AHL playoff match versus the Toronto Marlies. Hackett has 13 games of NHL experience and he fared well with the Wild during the 2011-12 campaign.
Buffalo gets goaltender Hackett from Wild | 04/03/2013 3:05 PM
NewsMatthew Hackett has been acquired by the Buffalo Sabres.
Michael Russo on Twitter
ImpactHackett gives the Sabres a young goaltender to provide them with other options in the event that they don't sign Ryan Miller at the end of the 2013-14 campaign. Hackett has a 2.66 GAA and .907 save percentage in 43 AHL games this season.
Matt Hackett crumbles in the third period | 03/29/2013 11:34 PM
NewsMatt Hackett had a rough night in net, as he gave up five goals in the Wild's 5-3 loss to the Stars on Friday.
ImpactOr shall we say rough third period? The Wild dominated the third period with a 14-5 shot advantage, but it was Hackett -- in his first start of the season -- who ultimately cost them the game, giving up three goals. Altogether, he made 28 saves.
Matthew Hackett is likely to start Friday | 03/29/2013 12:10 PM
NewsMatthew Hackett will probably play between the pipes on Friday.
Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune
ImpactThe Wild didn't take netminder Niklas Backstrom with them on their trip to Dallas because they wanted their top goaltender to get some rest. Hackett has a 2.66 GAA and .907 save percentage in 43 AHL games this season.
Wild summon goaltender Matthew Hackett | 03/28/2013 6:30 PM
NewsMatthew Hackett has been called up by the Minnesota Wild.
Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune
ImpactThe Wild will choose Hackett or Darcy Kuemper to start in goal at Dallas on Friday after deciding to give Niklas Backstrom a mini vacation to rest back home
Wild send Matthew Hackett to the minors | 03/25/2013 8:16 AM
NewsThe Minnesota Wild have sent Matthew Hackett to the minors.
Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune
ImpactHackett has not played since being recalled on March 8 so he could use some playing time. Just an FYI.
Wild promote Matthew Hackett | 03/08/2013 12:05 PM
NewsThe Minnesota Wild have summoned Matthew Hackett.
ImpactWith Josh Harding recovering from symptoms related to multiple sclerosis and Darcy Kuemper out with a groin injury, the Wild needed a new backup goaltender. Hackett has been solid in the AHL this season and had a 2.38 GAA and .922 save percentage in 12 games with the Wild in 2011-12.
| 01/19/2013 9:00 PM
NewsMatthew Hackett was called up from the minors on Friday January 18.
|Date||Team||Opp||Decision||MIN||SO||GA||SHA||YTD GAA||YTD SV%||YTD Record||Status|
|Games Played In||12||2011-12 (Min)|
|Goal Against Average||2.37*||2011-12 (Min)|
|Save percentage||.922*||2011-12 (Min)|
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