Hurricanes trade Lack, Murphy to Flames

Ron Francis, Executive Vice President and General Manager of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, announced Thursday that the team has traded goaltenderEddie Lack, defenseman Ryan Murphy and its own seventh-round pick in the 2019 NHL Draft, to Calgary in exchange for the Flames’ sixth-round pick in 2019, and defenseman Keegan Kanzig.

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.

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.

Kanzig, 22, completed his first professional season in 2016-17 season, spitting the year between the Stockton Heat of the American Hockey League (AHL) and the Adirondack Thunder of the ECHL. The Athabasca, Alb., native earned two assists in six games with Stockton, and added one goal and four assists (5 points) in 40 games with Adirondack. Prior to turning professional, Kanzig (6’7”, 247 lbs.) played five seasons in the Western Hockey League (WHL), scoring 19 goals, earning 40 assists (59 points) and accumulating 565 penalty minutes in 319 regular-season games with Victoria and Calgary. He was drafted in the third round, 67th overall, by the Flames in the 2013 NHL Draft.