Stars Select Goaltender With 11th Overall Pick
Friday, 06.25.2010 / 7:44 PM CT / News
|Goalie Jack Campbell, of Port Huron, Mich., is interviewed during a a media availability atop LALive in downtown Los Angeles in preparation for the upcoming NHL hockey draft, Thursday, June 24, 2010. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)|
Campbell, 18, spent this past season with the U.S.- National Under-17 team (USHL), playing 11 games with a 6-3-1 record with a 2.21 GAA and a .917 save percentage. The Port Huron, MI native also represented the U.S. at the 2010 Under-20 and both the 2010 and 2009 Under-18 Championships, helping the U.S. win gold at all three tournaments.
The 6-3, 175-pound goaltender posted a combined 11-2 record with five shutouts at the 2009 and 2010 World Under-18 Championships. Campbell was named the goaltender of the tournament in 2010. In the 2010 Under-20 Championship, he was called from the bench to replace the starting goaltender in the second period of the championship game against Canada and held on to defeat the Canadians on their home ice. He went 2-1-0 in the tournament with one shutout with a 2.54 GAA and a .923 save percentage.
In 2008-09, Campbell posted a 14-6-1 record with a 2.21 GAA and a .917 save percentage with the U.S. – National Under-18 team (NAHL). He is set to play for the Windsor Spitfires of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL) next season.
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What They’re Saying About Jack Campbell:
“"He's got good size, doesn't beat himself and his positioning is very good. He has good quickness in recovery, but he's not all over the place. He'll make the saves." – AL Jensen, Central Scouting.
“Campbell is, by all accounts, an incredible teammate with character and leadership and game-stealing capabilities, the traits scouts look for in a franchise-type netminder. It’s said he’s off-the-scale confident but not cocky and he works as hard in practice to shut out teammates as he does in a game and that he’s a goal-oriented individual who will settle for nothing less than being a dominant goalie at the NHL level.” – Bob McKenzie, TSN Hockey Insider.
“Very good technique and exceptionally confident. Campbell is a big-game goalie.” – Hockeysfuture.com
“Jack has size, athleticism and he is fundamentally sound. He’s won on the big stage at both the World Under-18 and World Junior Championships.”- Joe Exter, U.S. U-18 Goaltending Coach