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Canes Acquire Eddie Lack from Vancouver

by Ken Preston / Carolina Hurricanes
RALEIGH, NCRon Francis, Executive Vice President and General Manager of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team has acquired goaltender Eddie Lack from the Vancouver Canucks in exchange for Carolina’s 2015 third-round (66th overall) pick, and Carolina’s 2016 seventh-round pick.

“Eddie is a big-bodied goalie who has proven himself on the NHL level in the past two seasons,” said Francis.

Lack, 27, went 18-13-4, with a 2.45 goals-against average and a .921 save percentage in 2014-15, his second complete NHL season with Vancouver. The Norrtalje, Sweden, native took over the Canucks’ starting job in February when Ryan Miller suffered a knee injury. Lack went 12-6-2 in 21 appearances from Feb. 24-April 9, and helped Vancouver maintain its playoff position. He began the postseason as Vancouver’s starter, but yielded the job to Miller in Game 4, before the Canucks fell in six games to Calgary.

In two seasons with Vancouver, Lack (6’4”, 187 lbs.) has posted a 34-30-9 record, with a 2.43 goals-against average and a .917 save percentage in 82 games. He made his NHL debut on Oct. 6, 2013, earning a 5-4 overtime win against Calgary. Lack recorded his first of six career NHL shutouts in his home-ice debut on Dec. 9, 2013, against Carolina. Prior to joining the Canucks, Lack played two seasons for Vancouver’s American Hockey League (AHL) affiliates in Manitoba and Chicago. He signed as a free agent with the Canucks on April 6, 2010, after his only season with Brynas IF of Sweden’s top division, Elitserien.

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