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New York Islanders Starting Lineup of Traded Draft Picks

CHICAGO, IL - JUNE 24: A general view of the first round draft picks board during the 2017 NHL Draft at the United Center on June 24, 2017 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
CHICAGO, IL - JUNE 24: A general view of the first round draft picks board during the 2017 NHL Draft at the United Center on June 24, 2017 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images) /
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VANCOUVER, BC – JANUARY 30: Goalie Matt Hackett
VANCOUVER, BC – JANUARY 30: Goalie Matt Hackett /

Goalie – Matt Hackett

Drafted: 2009 3rd Round 77th overall

In all honesty, finding a goalie was tough. And it’s not like I found some diamond in the rough with Matt Hackett. But he’s a goalie, he wasn’t drafted by the Islanders but could have. So he fits the billing.

But let’s be honest, there aren’t many goalies being drafted. Just last year, of the 217 players drafted 20 goaltenders were taken. Less than 10%. So it wasn’t easy to find a goalie drafted from a pick the New York Islanders traded.

Hackett’s 77th overall pick was originally owned by the New York Islanders but was sent to the Minnesota Wild in exchange for their 12th overall pick, a pick the Isles used for Calvin de Haan.

Hackett wouldn’t have helped the Islanders in any way this season based on his career stats.In 26 NHL starts Matt Hackett is an average 3.11 GAA and .912SV%.

But then again, who knows. We thought we knew what Thomas Greiss and Jaroslav Halak could bring us and we were dead wrong.

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All in all the starting lineup is about 50% good to top quality NHL players….and a few ringers. Guys who are probably good professionals, but just aren’t…you know…good.

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