Eddie Lack

Posted: March 26, 2012 by Steven Ellis in Vancouver Canucks
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The Good: Läck is a big goaltender who uses his size to his advantage looking through traffic to see the puck, and aggressively challenging shooters. Despite his size he has good lateral movement, covers the bottom of the net well, has good balance, and is positionally sound.The key to his overall in-game success as a rookie was his excellent positioning. His ability to square up to AHL shooter by arriving on his angles with precision and balance, especially at such a consistent level, was exceptional. He is an even-keeled and “quiet” guy in the crease, so he was tough to knock off his game or catch out of position. In the games I watched him play last season, he always seemed to get his big body behind pucks and soak up rebounds. He has incredible size for the goaltending position, and tremendous agility for a big goalie. Lack displays a calm demeanor that assures confidence with his teammates.

The Bad:  Lack is still somewhat raw, as he didn’t have much structure to his positioning or intangibles. He also needs to improve his foot speed if he wants to play in the NHL. It’s hard to see him getting that chance in Vancouver, but he has great size on his side and he’s still young.  He still needs to prove his mettle at the highest level, against the best shooters in the world, over an extended period of time.

Awards

  • AHL All-Rookie Team in 2011

Career statistics

Regular season

Season Team League GP W L OTL MIN GA SO GAA SV%
2004–05 Djurgårdens IF Jr. J20 1 60 6 0 6.00 .872
2005–06 Djurgårdens IF Jr. J20 23 1400 49 3 2.10 .918
2006–07 Leksands IF Jr. J20 30 1781 85 0 2.86 .919
2006–07 Leksand IF Swe-2 2 78 4 0 3.10 .867
2007–08 Leksand IF Jr. J20 18 1077 47 4 2.62 .912
2007–08 Leksand IF Swe-2 24 1441 45 4 1.87 .923
2008–09 Leksand IF Jr. J20 2 120 4 1 2.00 .900
2008–09 Leksand IF Swe-2 32 1905 64 4 2.02 .930
2009–10 Brynäs IF Jr. J20 6 359 21 0 3.51 .884
2009–10 Brynäs IF SEL 14 809 36 0 2.67 .911
2010–11 Manitoba Moose AHL 53 28 21 4 3135 118 5 2.26 .926
J20 totals 80 4797 212 8 2.65 .913
Swe-2 totals 58 3424 113 8 1.98 .926
SEL totals 14 809 36 0 2.67 .911
AHL totals 53 28 21 4 3135 118 5 2.26 .926

Playoffs

Season Team League GP W L MIN GA SO GAA SV%
2007 Leksands IF Kval 1 3.06 .893
2008 Leksands IF Jr. J20 3 2.68 .925
2008 Leksands IF Kval 2 3.39 .792
2009 Leksands IF Kval 6 2.36 .903
2010 Brynäs IF SEL 2 79 2 0 1.53 .946
2011 Manitoba Moose AHL 12 6 5 752 25 2 1.99 .932
SEL totals 2 79 2 0 1.53 .946
AHL totals 12 6 5 752 25 2 1.99 .932

Undrafted.

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