Arizona State hires former NHLer Lack as Sun Devils’ new goaltending coach


Arizona State has named former NHL netminder Eddie Lack its new goaltending coach.

Lack, who last played in the NHL for the New Jersey Devils in 2017-18, played in 143 NHL games over five seasons with the Devils, Vancouver, Carolina and Calgary.

“We are thrilled to add Eddie to our staff,” said ASU coach Greg Powers in a statement. “Eddie has a contagiously positive approach to the game and to life. He will not only benefit our student athletes but our entire staff as well. We couldn’t me more excited to welcome Eddie to Sun Devil hockey.”

“My body won’t allow me to play professional hockey at this time,” Lack tweeted. “I love the game and I’m excited to share some of the knowledge I’ve gained in my professional career.”

The 31-year-old Sweden native played six games last season for the AHL’s Binghamton Devils.