Flames trade Eddie Lack to New Jersey for defender Dalton Prout

Eddie Lack deflects a puck away from St. Louis Blues' Brayden Schenn. (Jeff Roberson/AP)

Eddie Lack‘s tenure with the Calgary Flames came to an end on Saturday as the Canadian club traded the goaltender to the New Jersey Devils in exchange for defenceman Dalton Prout, the clubs announced.

Lack, who has been manning the cage for the AHL’s Stockton Heat as of late, has been assigned to the Devils’ affiliate in Binghampton. Prout has also been assigned to the AHL, according to Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman.

The 29-year-old Lack — who’s playing out the final season of a two-year, $5.5-million deal — appeared in just four games for Calgary this season, posting a save percentage of .813 and a goals-against average of 5.29 over that brief span. Through his five AHL games in 2017-18, he’s posted a .916 save percentage and a 2.57 goals-against average.

Prout has similarly suited up for four NHL contests this season, posting zero points in that span while seeing 13:59 minutes of ice time per night for New Jersey. In 242 career games, the 27-year-old has 36 points, 306 penalty minutes, and 511 hits to his name.

Acquire:
  • Dalton Prout
Acquire:
  • Eddie Lack