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Canes Agree to Terms with Lack on Extension

by Terrell Williams / 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 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.

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