Hometown: Norrtalje, SWE
Drafted: Signed as Free Agent
February 2014 – Lack has been stellar for a surprisingly bad Canucks team (20th in the league as of this writing). As the heir to Luongo in net and on twitter, Lack has proven that he can play well in the NHL. With team-leading stats, a .922 Sv% and 2.22 GAA, he might unintentionally renew the Canucks net controversy as early as next season. He has the potential of a star goaltender. Austin Wallace
October 2013 – Even with Cory Schneider shipped out, Lack still had to beat out newly acquired European prospect Joakim Eriksson for Luongo’s backup job. Both played well, but Lack won the job and played in his only game of the season so far, despite giving up four goals on 32 shots. After hip surgery last season, he says he is actually more flexible than he has been at any point in his career due to his recovery regimen. While he may only get 20 starts this season, there is another Canucks logjam brewing in net. One of Luongo, Eriksson or Lack will be traded in the next two seasons, and there will likely be controversy. It’s Vancouver. However the chips fall, Lack should be an NHL starter within the next couple of years. Austin Wallace
September 2012 – The heir apparent to the backup job in Vancouver, Lack has adapted quickly to the North American game. Were it not for the Cory Schneider-Roberto Luongo situation, he would have made the jump to the NHL in 2011-12. Another big, tall goalie – following the trend of the last few years that we’ve seen in the NHL – Lack has the agility to go from one side of the net to the other in a heartbeat. His two seasons in the AHL have been impressive, and his two-year contract becomes a one-way deal in 2013-14. So he’ll be in the NHL by that point at the very latest. Dobber
Fantasy Outlook: A-
A long-time top goalie prospects, he has proven that he is ready for the NHL. Has star upside.
Eddie Lack highlights.
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