Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Eddie Lack
Eddie Lack was born on January 5, 1988 in Norrtälje, Sweden. The 6’4 goaltender was developing his skills in Sweden when he went undrafted in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft. Lack would play a total of six years playing junior and professional hockey in Sweden before catching the eye of the Vancouver Canucks’ organization who signed him as an unrestricted free agent.

Upon joining the Canucks’ organization, Lack was assigned to their AHL affiliate, the Manitoba Moose. He won the starting job with the team, starting in 53 games with a 28-21-4 record. This led him to be named to the AHL All-Rookie Team in 2011. After his playoff run with the Moose, he got his first taste of the NHL when he joined the Canucks’ during their playoff run. He did not play, however, he was with the team all the way until their Game 7 loss to the Boston Bruins in the 2011 Stanley Cup Final.

The following 2011-13 season he returned to the AHL, however the Canucks had changed their affiliation to the Chicago Wolves. With the Wolves he and backup goalie Matt Climie set a franchise record for lowest team goals against average at 2.54. Despite that success, injuries limited Lack during the 2012-13 season to only 13 games in what would end up being his last year in the AHL.

To start the 2013-14 season, Lack was named the backup goaltender for Roberto Luongo of the Canucks, making him a full time NHL player. He would make his NHL debut on October 6, 2013 in a 5-4 overtime victory over the Calgary Flames. On December 9, 2013 he would record his first shutout in a 2-0 victory. At the trade deadline, the Canucks elected to trade starting netminder Roberto Luongo to the Florida Panthers, making Lack the starting goalie for the Canucks. As a starter Lack went 7-7-1 to end the season.

Prior to the 2014-15 season the Canucks signed star goalie Ryan Miller. This relegated Lack to become a backup again. However, when Miller was injured in February of 2015, Lack took over the starting mantle again and excelled. In 41 games, Lack had an 18-13-4 record, leading them back into the playoffs. Lack would start the playoffs for the Canucks against the Calgary Flames, however when Lack was pulled in Game 4 of the series, Miller took the reins back. The Canucks would end up losing in the first round to the Flames in six games.

At the 2015 NHL Entry Draft, the Canucks decided to trade Eddie Lack to the Carolina Hurricanes for a third and seventh round draft pick. In two seasons in Carolina, Lack would post goals-against-averages of 2.81 and 2.64. In the summer of 2017, Lack's time in the Hurricanes organization would come to an end. He was traded to the Calgary Flames along with Ryan Murphy in exchange for Keegan Kanzig.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP W L T SO Avg GP W L T SO Avg
2004-05 Djurgardens IF Stockholm U18 Swe-U18 9 1 2.39 3 0 2.57
2004-05 Djurgardens IF Stockholm Jr. Swe-Jr. 1 0 6.00
2005-06 Djurgardens IF Stockholm Jr. Swe-Jr. 23 3 2.10
2006-07 Leksands IF Jr. Swe-Jr. 30 0 2.86
2006-07 Leksands IF Sweden-2 3 0 3.06
2007-08 Leksands IF Jr. Swe-Jr. 18 4 2.62 3 0 2.68
2007-08 Leksands IF Sweden-2 26 4 1.96
2008-09 Leksands IF Jr. Swe-Jr. 2 1 2.00
2008-09 Leksands IF Sweden-2 38 4 2.07
2009-10 Brynas IF Gavle Jr. Swe-Jr. 6 0
2009-10 Brynas IF Gavle Sweden 14 0 2.67 2 0 1.53
2010-11 Manitoba Moose AHL 53 28 21 4 5 2.26 12 6 5 2 1.99
2011-12 Chicago Wolves AHL 46 21 20 3 4 2.31 5 2 2 0 2.17
2012-13 Chicago Wolves AHL 13 7 4 1 1 3.00
2013-14 Vancouver Canucks NHL 41 16 17 5 4 2.41
2014-15 Vancouver Canucks NHL 41 18 13 4 2 2.45 4 1 3 0 3.03
2015-16 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 34 12 14 6 2 2.81
2016-17 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 20 8 7 3 1 2.64
2016-17 Charlotte Checkers AHL 2 1 1 0 0 1.50
2016-17 Sweden WC-A 1 1 0 0 1 0.00
NHL Totals 136 54 51 18 9 2.55 4 1 3 0 3.03


AHL All-Rookie Team (2011) Signed as a free agent by Vancouver, April 6, 2010. Traded to Carolina by Vancouver for Carolina's 3rd round pick (Guillaume Brisebois) in 2015 NHL Draft and Carolina's 7th round pick (Brett McKenzie) in 2016 NHL Draft, June 26, 2015. Traded to Calgary by Carolina with Ryan Murphy and Carolina's 7th round pick in 2019 NHL Draft for Keegan Kanzig and Calgary's 6th round pick in 2019 NHL Draft, June 29, 2017.
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