AXS Sports is in the process of profiling 25 Los Angeles Kings players prior to the 2018-19 National Hockey League regular season. In the 20th part of the series, it is time to profile Kings goaltender Jack Campbell.
Traded to the Kings from the Dallas Stars for defenseman Nick Ebert on June 15, 2016, Campbell is 6'2", 195 pounds. He catches left and is 26 years of age.
Campbell was originally selected in the first round, 11th overall, by the Stars in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft. He played three seasons in the Ontario Hockey League during his junior career with the Windsor Spitfires and Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds.
Since turning professional in the 2011-12 season, Campbell has played the majority of his time in the American Hockey League with the Texas Stars and the Ontario Reign. He won a Calder Cup with the Texas Stars in 2014.
At the NHL level, Campbell has played seven NHL regular season games. He has a record of two wins, one regulation loss, two losses in extra time, a goals against average of 2.30 and a save percentage of .927.
In 2017-18, Campbell won his first two NHL regular season games. The first came in a 4-1 Kings win over the Vegas Golden Knights where he made 41 saves on Feb. 27. The second came in a 4-2 win over the Arizona Coyotes on March 29.
Also last season, Campbell played 26 games with the Reign. He had a record of 11 wins, 10 regulation losses and a loss in extra time, a goals against average of 2.83 and a save percentage of .912.
At the international level, Campbell won the gold medal for the United States at three major international competitions. The first two came at the World Under-18 Hockey Championships, where Campbell helped the Americans win in 2009 in Fargo, ND and in 2010 in Minsk, Belarus. He also led the United States to a gold medal at the 2010 World Junior Hockey Championship in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.
Campbell is expected to contend for a backup goaltending job this year as there is no doubt that Jonathan Quick will get the majority of the starts in between the Kings pipes. Get your Tickets to see Campbell and the Kings at the Staples Center today!