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FLAMES ACQUIRE LACK, MURPHY FROM CAROLINA

CALGARY, AB – The Calgary Flames announced on June 29th that they have acquired goaltender Eddie Lack, defenceman Ryan Murphy and 7th round draft pick in 2019 from the Carolina Hurricanes in exchange for defenceman Keegan Kanzig and a 6th round draft pick in 2019. Carolina will retain 50% of Lack’s salary.

Lack, a native of Norrtalje, Sweden, spent the 2016-17 season with the Carolina Hurricanes where he picked up eight wins in 19 games along with a .902 save percentage and a 2.64 goals against average. The 29-year old has played four seasons in the NHL accumulating a 54-51 record in 136 games with a .911 save percentage and a 2.56 GAA.

EDDIE LACK – GOALTENDER

BORN: Norrtalje, SWE DATE: January 5, 1988

HEIGHT: 6’4″ WEIGHT: 200 lbs.

CATCHES: Left

ACQUIRED: Traded from Carolina along with Ryan Murphy and a 7th round draft pick in 2019 in exchange for Keegan Kanzig and a 6th round draft pick in 2019, on June 29, 2017.

Murphy, a native of Aurora, Ontario, split the 2016-17 season between the Carolina Hurricanes and their AHL affiliate, Charlotte Checkers. He played 27 games for Carolina picking up a pair of assists and eight penalty minutes in addition to his seven games for Charlotte. He has netted six goals and 31 assists for 37 points and 38 penalty minutes in 151 career NHL games.

RYAN MURPHY – DEFENCE

BORN: Aurora, ON DATE: March 31, 1993

HEIGHT: 5’11” WEIGHT: 185 lbs.

SHOTS: Right

DRAFTED: CAR – 1st round (12th overall) in the 2011 NHL Draft

ACQUIRED: Traded from Carolina along with Eddie Lack and a 7th round draft pick in 2019 in exchange for Keegan Kanzig and a 6th round draft pick in 2019, on June 29, 2017.

codihawkes
Codi Hawkes is a born and raised Calgarian who has a passion for hockey. Growing up Codi was a Calgary Flames enthusiast, with that comes memories of the 2003-2004 Stanley Cup finals at the young age of six, and the 2014-2015 season by finishing third in the Pacific Division the qualified for their first Flames playoff appearance since '09. He is currently a sportswriter and blogger for weliveforhockey.com which posts all NHL news. Codi covers the league’s top stories, and is currently considering Journalism studies at SAIT this Fall.

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