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Position Goaltender
Caught Left
Height
Weight
6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
200 lb (91 kg)
Teams NHL
New York Islanders
San Jose Sharks
Chicago Blackhawks
Montreal Canadiens
Boston Bruins
Philadelphia Flyers
AHL
Springfield Indians
Philadelphia Phantoms
Nationality Flag of Canada Canadian
Born June 1 1968 (1968-06-01) (age 41),
London, ON, CAN
NHL Draft 34th overall, 1987
New York Islanders
Pro Career 1988 – 2004

Jeff Hackett (born June 1, 1968) is a retired Canadian professional ice hockey goaltender who played 15 seasons in the National Hockey League (NHL) with the New York Islanders, San Jose Sharks, Chicago Blackhawks, Montreal Canadiens, Boston Bruins and Philadelphia Flyers. He served as the Colorado Avalanche's goaltending coach for three seasons following his playing career.

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Playing career

Hackett grew up studying Tony Esposito, his idol, and patterned his game after him. He was drafted by the New York Islanders in the second round of the 1987 NHL Entry Draft after playing in juniors for the London Diamonds and the Oshawa Generals. Behind Billy Smith and Kelly Hrudey on the Islanders' goaltending depth chart, Hackett split his first two seasons with New York and the Springfield Indians of the AHL. He led Springfield to a Calder Cup win in 1990 and was awarded the Jack A. Butterfield Trophy, annually given to the most valuable player of the playoffs.

After spending the entirety of 1990–91 with the Islanders, the San Jose Sharks claimed him in the 1991 NHL Expansion Draft. During his first season in San Jose, Hackett was named team MVP for his play. However after winning only two games in 1992-93, one of them a Shark record 57 save effort over the Kings, Hackett was dealt to the Chicago Blackhawks prior to 1993–94 and he backed up Ed Belfour for several seasons. His excellent play in 1996–97 allowed the Blackhawks to trade Belfour to San Jose during mid-season. His only full season as Chicago's top goaltender, 1997–98, was highlighted by a career-high eight shutouts.

A month into 1998–99, Hackett was involved in a six-player trade which sent him to the Montreal Canadiens. He quickly became a fan favorite in Montreal as he recorded career highs in games played (63) and wins (26). After another solid season in 1999–2000, Hackett was limited to 15 games in 2000–01 and 18 games in 2001–02 due to a shoulder injury and lost the starter's job to 2002 Vezina Trophy winner José Théodore in the process. This signaled the end of his career with Montreal as mid-way through 2002–03 he was involved in a three-way trade which sent him back to San Jose temporarily and then on to the Boston Bruins.

The Bruins, who had been looking for a number one goaltender, threw Hackett into that role. After shutting out Philadelphia in his Boston debut, Hackett played well until a broken finger caused him to miss time including the start of the Bruins' playoff series with New Jersey, forcing Boston to go with Steve Shields.

Hackett signed on the first day of free agency with the Philadelphia Flyers during the off-season. He started his Flyers career by pitching two shutouts in his first two games, also accumulating a record of 9 wins, 2 losses and 6 ties in his first 17 games. However, in December he lost six starts in a row and following a win in early January, lost his next two starts. He was diagnosed with vertigo on January 22 and after a one game rehab stint with the AHL's Philadelphia Phantoms on February 6, Hackett retired on February 9, 2004. Hackett finished his career after appearing in 500 NHL regular season games.

Post-playing career

On July 12, 2006, Hackett was hired as the goaltending coach for the Colorado Avalanche. After three seasons in that role, Hackett was fired on June 3, 2009.

Awards

Career statistics

Regular season

Season Team League GP W L T MIN GA SO GAA
1984-85 London Diamonds OHA 18 - - - 1078 73 1 4.06
1985-86 London Diamonds OHA 19 - - - 1150 66 0 3.44
1986–87 Oshawa Generals OHL 31 18 9 2 1672 85 2 3.05
1986–87 Oshawa Generals M-Cup 3 2 1 0 180 12 0 4.00
1987–88 Oshawa Generals OHL 53 30 21 2 3165 205 0 3.89
1988–89 Springfield Indians AHL 29 12 14 2 1677 116 0 4.15
1988–89 New York Islanders NHL 13 4 7 0 662 39 0 3.53
1989–90 Springfield Indians AHL 54 24 25 3 3045 187 1 3.68
1990–91 New York Islanders NHL 30 5 18 1 1508 91 0 3.62
1991–92 San Jose Sharks NHL 42 11 27 1 2314 148 0 3.84
1992–93 San Jose Sharks NHL 36 2 30 1 2000 176 0 5.28
1993–94 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 22 2 12 3 1084 62 0 3.43
1994–95 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 7 1 3 2 328 13 0 2.38
1995–96 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 35 18 11 4 2000 80 4 2.40
1996–97 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 41 19 18 4 2473 89 2 2.16
1997–98 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 58 21 25 11 3441 126 8 2.20
1998–99 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 10 2 6 1 524 33 0 3.78
1998–99 Montreal Canadiens NHL 53 24 20 9 3091 117 5 2.27
1999–2000 Montreal Canadiens NHL 56 23 25 7 3301 132 3 2.40
2000–01 Montreal Canadiens NHL 19 4 10 2 998 54 0 3.25
2001–02 Montreal Canadiens NHL 15 5 5 2 717 38 0 3.18
2002–03 Montreal Canadiens NHL 18 7 8 2 1063 45 0 2.54
2002–03 Boston Bruins NHL 18 8 9 0 991 53 1 3.21
2003–04 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 27 10 10 6 1630 65 3 2.39
2003–04 Philadelphia Phantoms AHL 1 1 0 0 60 2 0 2.00
NHL totals 500 166 244 56 28125 1361 26 2.90

Post season

Season Team League GP W L T MIN GA SO GAA
1986–87 Oshawa Generals OHL 15 8 7 - 895 40 0 2.68
1987–88 Oshawa Generals OHL 7 3 4 - 438 31 0 4.24
1989–90 Springfield Indians AHL 17 10 5 - 934 60 0 3.85
1994–95 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 2 0 0 - 26 1 0 2.30
1995–96 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 1 0 1 - 60 5 0 5.00
1996–97 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 6 2 4 - 345 25 0 4.34
2002–03 Boston Bruins NHL 3 1 2 - 179 5 0 1.67
NHL totals 12 3 7 - 610 36 0 3.54
OHL totals 22 11 11 - 1333 71 0 3.22

International

Year Team Event   GP W L T MIN GA SO GAA
1998 Canada WC 2 0 1 1 120 9 0 4.50
Senior int'l totals 2 0 1 1 120 9 0 4.50

External links

  • Jeff Hackett's career stats at The Internet Hockey Database
  • Jeff Hackett's biography at Legends of Hockey
  • Jeff Hackett's profile at Hockey Goalies
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