Hurricanes trade Lack, Murphy to Flames
Posted June 29
Updated June 30
Raleigh, N.C. — The Carolina Hurricanes traded goaltender Eddie Lack, defenseman Ryan Murphy and the franchise's 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, General Manager Ron Francis announced Thursday.
With the deal, the Canes will pay half of Lack's $3 million contract next season. They will shed the entirety of Murphy's contract.
The NHL salary cap floor for the 2017-18 season is set at $55.4 million with a cap of $75 million.The Canes are currently the lowest spending team in the league and need to come up $6 million to reach the floor.
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 in 40 games with Adirondack. He was drafted in the third round, 67th overall, by the Flames in the 2013 NHL Draft.
Murphy's stay in Calgary lasted roughly 12 hours as he was placed on waivers Friday.