Eddie Lack announces retirement after five NHL seasons

Eddie Lack is hanging up the pads as the five-year NHL goaltender announced his retirement on Twitter Monday.

“My hip issues have come to this point where I can live a normal life, which I’m extremely grateful for. But unfortunately, it’s not good enough to play professional hockey,” Lack said on Twitter. “I’m content with the decision as I know I’ve done everything in my power to be able to come back, but it just wasn’t meant to be.”

Lack said he had the best time in Vancouver, where he spent the first two years of his career and played his best hockey. In 82 games played with the Canucks, Lack posted a 34-30-9 record with a 2.43 goals against average.

After spending the 2018-19 season as the goalie coach at Arizona State University, Lack says his new job will be in real estate.

“Since my family has deep roots within real estate, it was a natural step for me to jump in with both skates — oh, I mean feet,” Lack said. “It now means I can help families find their dream home. The last five months of my life have been very exciting and I look forward to the next phase of my life.”

Roberto Luongo chimed in to let everyone know the backstory of his incident at the 2014 Heritage Classic.

Sportsnet’s Dan Murphy was among others to congratulate Lack of his retirement.

Lack finished his NHL career playing in 144 games with a 2.62 goals against average and a .909 save percentage.

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