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Former Canucks goalie Eddie Lack again in enterprise in Vancouver
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Former Canucks goalie Eddie Lack again in enterprise in Vancouver

Lack, who was a fan favorite practically a decade in the past, is prospering in his second profession as a realtor in Arizona

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Are drivers headed eastbound on Grandview Freeway in Vancouver prepared to show proper and head means south?

That’s what former Vancouver Canuck Eddie Lack is hoping.

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Lack, the lanky Swedish goalie who was a fan favorite practically a decade in the past, is prospering in his second profession as a realtor in Arizona, the place he settled after his enjoying profession got here to an finish due to persistent hip issues.

“I hope there’s a ton of crimson lights over there,” he quipped Monday morning after the signal was noticed by a Postmedia editor.

“I normally begin getting calls when it begins raining in Vancouver so I determine it’s fairly good timing.”

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He figures about 30 per cent of his enterprise, which is centred in Scottsdale, Ariz., comes from Canadians on the lookout for funding properties and secondary properties.

“For lots of my purchasers it’s the most costly buy they’re going to do of their life. I really feel actually honoured to assist them,” he stated.

At all times identified for his upbeat persona and outgoing nature, he is aware of these traits are well-suited to working in actual property.

“I joked to my spouse Jonna final week I really like the folks … more often than not,” Lack stated with amusing.

Being a former hockey participant has additionally helped with Canadians too, he admitted.

“I believe that’s my technique to get my foot within the door. From there it’s as much as me to show to purchasers I can do the job,” he stated.

“Once I get Canadians that come down, I believe that they’re at all times a little bit bit skeptical originally. ‘He’s a hockey participant so does he know what he’s doing?’ However normally as soon as they see me, they will see I do know,” he stated.

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Actual property is a little bit of a household enterprise.

“I used to be performing some funding in actual property whereas I used to be nonetheless enjoying again house in Sweden. My household does lots of that again house and so they taught me tips on how to do it,” Lack defined.

“My spouse and I, we determined to settle in Arizona as a substitute of chilly Sweden. I purchased just a few rental properties right here and I made a decision to get my licence. That was at all times in my plans. Clearly wished I used to be nonetheless enjoying however I felt like that is enjoyable. It’s a means to assist and information folks.”

Lack underwent main surgical procedure on his hips in late 2019. Whereas he was recovering, he determined to start out finding out for his actual property licence.

“Then I needed to wait to determine if I used to be truly going to retire,” he stated.

He began as a realtor round Christmas 2019, however didn’t determine his enjoying profession was absolutely over till just a few months later.

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Retirement was pressured by damage however he’s at peace together with his hockey profession coming to an finish.

“I believe I’m at all times going to ask what if,” he admitted. “I’m seeing my mates that I performed with rising up and so they’re nonetheless enjoying and getting these nice contracts. I’m at all times going to at all times ask — what if? —  however I’m tremendous pleased with the place I’m at. I’m not waking up with ache. I’m not worrying about whether or not I’m enjoying at evening.”

And he’s getting a particular bonus: he’s at all times round for his daughter.

“My daughter Sophia is sort of two now. I’m there on daily basis,” he stated. “It’s so vital. Constructing that relationship along with her from the beginning. That’s what lots of hockey gamers complain about, that they’re gone a lot, they miss loads with their children — their first steps and every part like that. I’m lucky for this.”

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