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Meet the Prospects, Vol. 4

by Staff Writer / New York Islanders

Newyorkislanders.com will take a look at the top 30 prospects for the 2009 NHL Entry Draft, as ranked by NHL Central Scouting. We will look at the top 15 North American players and the top 15 European players, in alphabetical order.


SCOTT GLENNIE

Pos: Right Wing        Shoots: Right
Height: 6’1’’               Weight: 177
Born: February 22, 1991 in Oakville, ON, Canada
Current Team: Brandon Wheat Kings (WHL)
Final NHL Central Scouting Ranking: #7 North American Skater

Scott Glennie

THE SKINNY
Glennie has skated in 116 career WHL games, compiling 54 goals and 74 assists for 128 points in two seasons with Brandon. He has also played in 18 playoff games with the Wheat Kings, totaling four goals and 15 assists for 19 points and 18 penalty minutes.

Glennie scored 70 points (28-42-70) in 55 games during 2008-09 to lead Brandon with an average of 1.27 points per game. Nine of his 28 goals were game-winners, which ranked third in the WHL.

In 2007-08, Glennie finished fifth among WHL rookies with 58 points (26-32-58). Along with teammates Brayden Schenn and Matt Calvert, Glennie helped establish one of the highest rookie scoring lines in WHL history (193 combined points).

Glennie represented Canada for the first time at the 2008 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament in Slovakia, where he earned three points (2-1-3) to help his home country capture a gold medal. He also played in the 2008 World Under-17 Challenge, winning a bronze medal as a member of Team West.

Scott’s older brother, Donnie Glennie, played in the WHL for Tri-City (2005-06) and Chilliwack (2006-07).

WHAT THEY’RE SAYING
“Scott Glennie was mislabeled earlier in the year as perhaps being only a finisher for often linemate Brayden Schenn. Yet Scott took matters into his own hands with an equal number of goals and assists and contributed greatly this season with a power forward type attitude. Glennie might remind the fan of NHL players with power forward abilities coming off the wall like Jonathan Cheechoo and Jonathan Toews -- that kind of offensive ability.”
-Director of NHL Central Scouting E.J. McGuire

“Scott is a gifted offensive player. He is a tremendous skater, an excellent puck handler, and scores many different ways. He has huge upside.”
-Brandon Head Coach and GM Kelly McCrimmon

MATTHEW HACKETT

Pos: Goalie            Catches: Left
Height: 6’2’’            Weight: 170
Born: March 7, 1990 in London, ON, Canada
Current Team: Plymouth Whalers (OHL)
Final NHL Central Scouting Ranking: #1 North American Goalie

Matthew Hackett

THE SKINNY
Hackett played in 55 OHL games with Plymouth this season, emerging as the team’s number one goalie by November. He finished the year with a 34-15-3-0 record, including a 3.04 goals-against average and .913 save percentage, which ranked eighth in the OHL.

Hackett was named Plymouth’s Most Valuable Player for the 2009 playoffs after going 6-5-0 with a 3.01 goals-against average and a .930 save percentage. He faced more than 40 shots in five of the 11 playoff games he started in.

Matthew is the nephew of former NHL goalie and current Colorado goaltending coach Jeff Hackett, who played in 500 NHL games, including 43 with the Islanders.

WHAT THEY’RE SAYING
“He has great potential, very good size, very poised. His angles, his net positioning are very good. He’s a very smart goaltender with excellent net coverage.”
-NHL Central Scouting’s Al Jensen

“You look at Matt, and he’s a pure goaltender. He’s the type of goaltender that NHL teams are looking for. He’s big in stature and takes up a lot of net. He’s very fundamentally sound. The work that I’ve done with him is tweaking a thing here and there. He’s already had good instruction, with his uncle (Jeff) already a goaltending coach in the NHL.”
-Plymouth Whalers Goaltending Coach Stan Matwijiw

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