The Canucks have traded goaltender Eddie Lack to the Carolina Hurricanes in exchange for a 3rd round pick (66th overall) in this year’s draft and a 7th round draft pick in the 2016 draft.
Vancouver has to be disappointed with the return for Lack, given the premium that teams appeared to be willing to spend on goalies on the first day of the draft. GM Jim Benning was targeting a 2nd round pick for Lack, but had to settle for a high 3rd rounder.
Lack first joined the Canucks organization as an unheralded free agent signing in 2010. He spent three years in the AHL before making his NHL debut as Roberto Luongo’s backup in 2013-14.
In two years with the Canucks, Lack has a record of 34-30-15 with a goals against average of 2.43 GAA and .917 SV%. The 27-year-old goaltender has shown that he is ready to be an NHL starting goalie this past season, filling-in admirably for the injured Ryan Miller.
Lack was perhaps the team’s most popular player and one of the most interesting personalities in the NHL, so this trade will be a tough pill to swallow for Canucks fans.
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