Newark, NJ - The New Jersey Devils today re-signed goaltender Eddie Lack to a one-year, one-way contract worth $650,000. The announcement was made by New Jersey Devils Executive Vice President/General Manager Ray Shero.
Lack, 30, was acquired by New Jersey from Calgary on December 30, 2017 in exchange for defenseman Dalton Prout. On Feb. 6, 2018 at Ottawa, he made his New Jersey debut, stopping 11 of 12 shots in a relief appearance. Lack made a career-high 48 saves and faced a career-high 51 shots-against in a 4-3 win, Feb. 17, 2018 at Tampa Bay. He posted a 1-2-0 record with a 3.18 goals-against average in New Jersey. In 16 games with Binghamton (AHL), he went 6-7-2 with a 2.90 goals against average.
Lack played the first half of 2017-18 in the Flames' organization split between Calgary and Stockton. Born January 5, 1988, the native of Norrtälje, Sweden, played in four games with Calgary prior to the trade and was 1-2-0 with a 5.29 GAA and a .813 save-percentage. The 6-4, 185 lb., netminder was 2-2-1 with a 2.57 GAA and a .916 save-percentage in five contests with the Heat.
Prior to New Jersey, Lack had spent time with the Vancouver Canucks (2010-2015), Carolina Hurricanes (2015-17) and Calgary Flames (2017) organizations during his seven-season professional career in North America. He worked alongside Devils' Goaltending Coach Roland Melanson while with the Canucks from 2013-15. The left-catching goaltender is 56-55-18 in 143 NHL regular-season games. During the 2015 NHL Playoffs with Vancouver, he recorded two wins in four games before the Canucks were eliminated by Calgary in first-round.
At the AHL-level, Lack is 65-55-15 with a 2.42 GAA and a .919 save-percentage in 144 regular-season games. He was named to the 2011 AHL All-Rookie Team. He was signed as a free agent by Vancouver on April 6, 2010.