The Canadian spent most of the season with Minnesota's American Hockey League affiliate in Houston earned 20 wins. Hackett had a 3-6-0 record in 12 games with the Minnesota Wild. Canada opens the tournament May 4 against Slovakia.
Ex-South St. Paul coach dies by suicide 2 days before sentencing
Matthew McCollister was to be sentenced for fraud in federal court on Wednesday.
Minnesota 'glampground' named one of 10 best in U.S.
In Nevis, Minnesota, campers can stay in a refurbished 1905 train car.
Two men charged over terrifying armed robbery at Newport apartment
They shot the woman who lives in the apartment in the abdomen, and put a gun to a man's head.
Minneapolis 2-year-old identified in suspicious death case
The cause of death has not yet been revealed due to an ongoing investigation.
Victim of wrong-way driver crash ID'd as Hutchinson 19-year-old
Three women, ages 19, 20 and 20, were in the vehicle struck by a wrong-way driver early Sunday morning.
FOX 9's Mary McGuire, KSTP's Brett Hoffland expecting baby
The couple announced they're expecting this winter.
Eli Hart killing: Police investigating multiple crime scenes
An announcement Tuesday confirmed potential crime scenes in Mound and Minnetrista.
Twin Cities mental health workers gather for 1-day strike
More than 400 mental health workers are participating in the unionized strike on Tuesday.
HAZMAT team at Bloomington hotel following chemical spill in pool
The fire department said two hotel employees are being evaluated by paramedics.
Big Brothers Big Sisters Twin Cities gets $6M of Mackenzie Scott donation
The donation is the largest the organization has ever seen from a single individual.
Minneapolis accused of backtracking on 24/7 bus lanes for Hennepin Ave.
The Minneapolis City Council is set to vote on Thursday.
Duluth brings back masking in city buildings amid COVID surge
Duluth, in one of the state's current COVID hotspots, has brought back a mask requirement in city buildings.
Wild goalie Matt Hackett and center Chad Rau reassigned to Houston Aeros
Hackett stopped 94 of 96 shots in four games with Minnesota this season. Rau produced a pair of game-winning goals in seven games with the Wild.
Wild sends Hackett back to minors
Wild goaltender Josh Harding has recovered from a whiplash injury and is ready to resume playing. That means Matt Hackett's time with the Wild is over for the time being. Hackett, who stopped 76-of-78 shots in two games, was sent back to the team's AHL affiliate in Houston.
Wild goalies Harding, Backstrom return; Hackett sent down
Wild goalie Josh Harding returns to the cage tonight, getting his first start since March 8 when he tweaked a lower body injury against Phoenix. Nicklas Backstrom is also back in the fold as Harding's backup. Gone is Matt Hackett, who was sent down to Houston.
Wild's Matt Hackett named NHL's second star of the week
Rookie goaltender Matt Hackett has played two games in his career and he already owns an NHL award. He was named the NHL's second star of the week after posting a 2-0-0 record and setting an NHL record with a 102-minute, 48-second shutout streak to start his career.
Another Minnesota championship? Soccer team lands in NASL finals
Barely a week after the Minnesota Lynx brought a title to the Twin Cities, the Minnesota Stars earned a spot in the North American Soccer League finals. The Stars had to resort to tie-breaking penalty kicks to eliminate top-seeded Carolina in the semi-finals.
Wild recalls McMillan, reassigns Hackett to Houston
With Mikko Koivu expected to miss four to six weeks with a separated shoulder, the Minnesota Wild recalled forward Carson McMillan from Houston on Monday. The team also reassigned goaltender Matt Hackett back to the Aeros.
Wild players and top prospects playing in World Championship in Finland
The 2012 IIHF World Championship is being played in Finland and Sweden starting Friday, and members of the Minnesota Wild are participating. Goalie Matt Hackett is playing for Canada, Mikko Koivu and prospect Mikael Granlund are with Finland and 2011 first-round pick Jonas Brodin is representing Sweden.
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