Flames acquire goaltender Eddie Lack from Hurricanes

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The Calgary Flames have acquired goaltender Eddie Lack from the Carolina Hurricanes, along with defenceman Ryan Murphy and a seventh-round pick in 2019, in exchange for defenceman Keegan Kanzig and a sixth-round pick in 2019.

The Hurricanes will retain 50 per cent of Lack’s $2.75 million salary in 2017-18.

Lack has spent the past two seasons with the Hurricanes since being acquired from Vancouver in a trade at the 2015 NHL Draft.

His numbers with Carolina haven’t been great, posting a 2.75 goals-against average and a .902 save percentage in 54 appearances, and he was called out by his coach in March for his poor performance.

The 29-year-old’s statline as a Canuck is much better, with a 2.43 goals-against average and .917 save percentage in 82 games from 2013-15.

Kanzig spent most of the past season in the ECHL with the Adirondack Thunder, scoring once and adding four assists in 40 games. He had two assists and 19 penalty minutes in six games with the Stockton Heat of the AHL.

The Flames drafted the 22-year-old in the third round (67th overall) of the 2013 NHL Draft.

Murphy had two assists in 27 games with the Hurricanes in 2017-18.

The 24-year-old was drafted 12th overall by Carolina in 2011, and has yet to become a full-time NHLer.

Acquire:
  • Eddie Lack
  • Ryan Murphy
  • Seventh-round draft pick (2019)
Acquire:
  • Keegan Kanzig
  • Sixth-round draft pick (2019)