NHL Trade: Hurricanes Trade Lack and Murphy To Flames

NHL Trade: Hurricanes Trade Lack and Murphy To Flames

The Carolina Hurricane trade Eddie Lack and Ryan Murphy to the Calgary Flames

The Carolina Hurricanes have traded goaltender Eddie Lack, defenseman Ryan Murphy and a 2019 7th round pick to the Calgary Flames for defenseman prospect Keegan Kanzig and a 2019 6th round pick.

The Hurricanes are retaining 50 percent of Lack’s salary.

The 29 year old Lack was undrafted. He carries a $2.75 million salary cap hit.

The 24 year old Murphy was drafted 12th overall in the 2011 draft by the Hurricanes. He carries a $787,500 cap hit.

The 22 year old Kanzig was drafted 67th overall in the third round of the 2013 draft by the Flames.

Thoughts from the media …

Bob McKenzie: “The upshot is CGY gets a back-up goalie in Lack for $1.375M with a year left on his contract. CAR’s end of it is financial housecleaning.”

Pierre LeBrun: “From Carolina’s perspective, while eating 50 percent of Lack deal isn’t ideal, it’s still better than a buyout. Which was next option.”

Luke DeCock: “Eddie Lack and Ryan Murphy, two of the Hurricanes’ biggest recent misfires, exit together. Onward.”

Corey Lavalette: “Kanzig is a giant defenseman — 6’7, 240+ — but spent most of last year in the ECHL. A project, for sure.

Corey Lavalette: “That’s $2M more off the cap with half of Lack’s $2.75M, all of Murphy’s $788K off the books”

Jonathan Willis: “On CAR’s side, it probably shows there wasn’t much market for Lack. With Lack, Darling and Ward under contract, needed to clear one.”

Jonathan Willis: “CGY doing smart things. Kanzig isn’t a prospect (and, frankly, wasn’t when drafted). Getting a cheap No. 2 G and a flyer on Murphy is good.”

NHL Prospects Watch: “Ryan Murphy being traded is interesting, always liked him, great skill level, don’t know what happened along the way, just too small for D?”

Pat Steinberg: “Ryan Murphy is a Carolina 2011 1st round pick, 12th overall. 5’11, 185 pounds, right shot d-man. 151 NHL games over 5 pro seasons.”

Pat Steinberg: “Lack aggregate over 4 NHL seasons: 0.911 SV%, 0.916 EV SV%. In Van: 72 starts, 0.917 SV% In Carolina: 54 starts, 0.902 SV%”

Eddie Lack

Ryan Murphy

Keegan Kanzig