Wild recall Hackett from Houston
February 22, 2012Minnesota Score
SAINT PAUL/MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – Minnesota Wild General Manager Chuck Fletcher today announced the National Hockey League (NHL) club has recalled goaltender Matt Hackett from the Houston Aeros of the American Hockey League (AHL).
Hackett, 21 (3/7/90), is 2-0-0 with a 0.85 goals against average (GAA) and a .977 save percentage (SV%) in three games with Minnesota this season stopping 84 of 86 shots faced. He is 16-13-4 with a 2.42 GAA, a .917 SV% and one shutout in 34 games with the Aeros. Hackett was named the NHL’s Second Star on Dec. 12 after he stopped 76 of 78 shots faced in his first two NHL games for a 1.01 GAA, a .974 SV% and two wins. The 6-foot-2, 179-pound native of London, Ont., earned a win in his NHL debut stopping all 34 shots faced in relief at San Jose on Dec. 6 and then made 42 saves in a 4-2 win at Los Angeles on Dec. 8. According to Elias, he set an NHL record for longest shutout streak to start a career at 102:48. Hackett was Minnesota’s third-round pick (No. 77 overall) in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft and wears sweater #31 for the Wild.