– Ron Francis
, Executive Vice President and General Manager of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team has agreed to terms with goaltender Eddie Lack
on a two-year contract extension. The deal will pay Lack $2.5 million in 2016-17, and $3 million in 2017-18.
“Eddie has been a great addition to our locker room,” said Francis. “We feel that we have a very solid tandem in net for this season and are excited that Eddie will remain a part of that picture beyond this year.”
The Hurricanes acquired Lack from the Vancouver Canucks on June 27 in exchange for a third-round pick in the 2015 NHL Draft and a seventh-round selection in the 2016 NHL Draft. The Norrtalje, Sweden, native was 1-0-0 with a 2.21 goals-against average and a .932 save percentage in three games during Carolina’s exhibition schedule. Lack, 27, completed his second full NHL season in 2014-15, going 18-13-4, with a 2.45 goals-against average and a .921 save percentage. He took over the Canucks’ starting job in February when Ryan Miller suffered a knee injury, and went 12-6-2 in 21 appearances from Feb. 24-April 9 to help Vancouver maintain its playoff position.
In two seasons with Vancouver, Lack (6’4”, 187 lbs.) posted a 34-30-9 record, with a 2.43 goals-against average and a .917 save percentage in 82 games. Prior to joining the Canucks, he played two seasons for Vancouver’s American Hockey League (AHL) affiliates in Manitoba and Chicago. Lack signed as a free agent with the Canucks on April 6, 2010, after one season with Brynas IF in Sweden’s top division, Elitserien.