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Canucks re-sign goalie Eddie Lack to 2-year contract

By Adam Gretz | Hockey writer

The Vancouver Canucks announced that club has re-signed goalie Eddie Lack to a two-year contract on Monday.

It's reportedly a two-way contract in the first year that will pay him $650,000 if he plays in the NHL and $85,000 if he returns to the NHL. Year two of the contract is a one-way deal that will pay him $850,000.

“We had great conversations with the club throughout the summer and there are a lot of dynamics that come into play, as you know, with Vancouver's goalie situation going forward,” Lack's agent Kurt Overhardt told the Vancouver Sun. “So I think with the way the deal is structured, it gives the club and the player an opportunity to play him in the minors this year for most, if not all, of the year and allow him to play hopefully upwards of 50-plus games, maybe 60 games."

Lack has yet to appear in an NHL game, but has excelled the past two seasons with the Chicago Wolves and Manitoba Moose of the American Hockey League.
The most interesting thing about this situation is that he will most likely be the player in line to take over the Canucks backup goaltending spot behind Cory Schneider if (or perhaps more accurately when) the team trades veteran Roberto Luongo.

Lack originally signed with the Canucks prior to the 2010 season as an undrafted free agent. He's been one of the top goalies in the American Hockey League the past two years, finishing seventh and fourth in the league in save percentage each season.

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