Jack Campbell

Los Angeles Kings
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Fantasy Summary

Solid NHL backup with 1A/1B upside.


Attributes
Fantasy Upside 6.5
NHL Certainty 8.5
Country USA
Position G
Roster Type NHL
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth January 9, 1992
Height 6‘3”
Weight 201 lbs
Drafted 2010 Round 1; Overall: 10

Observations

January 2019 – Campbell made the Los Angeles Kings roster out of camp over the likes of NHL veteran Peter Budaj and was named the backup to starting goalie Jonathan Quick. Campbell was forced into starting goaltender duties early in the season when Quick went down with a meniscus tear in his knee in late October in which Campbell made 12 starts for the Kings posting a 5-7-0 record along with a 2.33 goals against average and 0.923 save percentage. On November 12th the Kings revealed that Campbell would also need to miss time after requiring surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his knee after a collision with teammate Nate Thompson, leaving him sidelined for four to six weeks. Campbell has since returned to the Kings lineup (as of December 31, 2018) after a brief two game conditioning stint with the Ontario Reign and has resumed his backup goaltending role behind Quick. Julian Mongillo

August 2018 – Campbell looks ready to take the next step towards the NHL and is the leading horse in this race for the backup role in LA, at least for the beginning of the 2018-19 campaign. With save percentages of .912 (26 games) in the AHL and .924 (5 games) in the NHL last season, the numbers are there for the 26 year old to have a legitimate shot at being Jonathan Quick’s second. The Kings also has an interesting history with some of their backup goalies having above-expectations numbers in the NHL, so it would be something to consider when adding a depth goaltender to your mid to deep fantasy rosters. Carl Sinclair

February 2017 – Coming into the season, the former first-round pick had an uphill battle to re-establish himself as a pro level goaltender. It was expected at the start of the season, that Campbell would use this season to focus on fundamentals while working as a backup in Ontario. However, the injury to Jonathan Quick opened up the opportunity for Campbell to not only focus on fundamentals but to become a starting goaltender for the Ontario Reign. At this point, Campbell has played the second most games of any goalie in the AHL (41) and owns a 2.57 GAA and .912 save percentage, big improvements over his numbers in the AHL last season (3.65 GAA and .884 save percentage). Campbell also represented the Reign in the AHL All-Star Classic. Philip Kamhi

October 2016 – If Campbell was seeking a shot at some redemption, he certainly has it with the Kings, who were running low on goaltending prospects. In Kings’ training camp and pre-season he seemingly beat out Thomas McCollum, who was in Los Angeles on a PTO. Early indications are that Campbell will split time in Ontario this season with last season’s AHL best goaltender award winner Peter Budaj. Philip Kamhi

 June 2016 – The disappointing, slow-to-develop netminder was traded to the Kings during the NHL draft weekend for defenseman Nick Ebert. Mark Allan
 
January 2016 – Good news has been rare for Campbell. But he received some this week by being named ECHL Goaltender of the Week by posting a 2-0-0 record with a 0.50 GAA, one shutout and 0.986 save percentage. It’s a nice reward for Campbell, but it’s clearly too little too late for this season. Brad Phillips

December 2015 – Having posted an unspectacular 3-6-3 record with a 4.27 GAA and a 0.868 save percentage, Campbell has been sent down to Idaho of the ECHL. “He needs to get his game together” said Stars GM Jim Nill. At this point is appears to be a lost cause as it’s been all downhill for Campbell since being named the Best Goaltender at the 2011 World Junior Championship. In the five years since being drafted 11th overall, Campbell has exactly one NHL game to his name and was shelled in the process. His contract is up at the end of this year and it’s hard to imagine him getting signed by another NHL team as he has yet to show he is even a competent goalie at the AHL level. Brad Phillips

December 2015 – After a short stint as a bench warmer in Big D, Jack Campbell has been reassigned to the AHL. Thus far in his pro career Campbell has shown nothing to indicate that he is an NHL calibre goalie and unless injuries strike again this is likely the last time we will see Campbell in a Dallas Stars jersey. Brad Phillips

November 2015 – With Kari Lehtonen headed to the IR, Campbell has been summoned to big D and backed up Antti Niemi against the Vancouver Canucks. He hasn’t exactly set the world on fire this season seeing time in just six game posting a mediocre .873 save percentage and 3.80 GAA. It doesn’t appear to be a serious injury for Lehtonen so Niemi should be able to carry the mail while he’s out. Don’t expect Campbell to see his second game of NHL action unless Niemi gets shelled or hurt. Brad Phillips

May 2015 – It was a rocky season for Campbell, which included a stint in the ECHL. He seemed to rediscover his game at the lower level because he returned to Texas (AHL) and banged out six wins in a row to end the campaign. But then he lost the starting job to Jussi Rynnas (again) after blowing his playoff start. At 23, Campbell hasn’t shown us any sign that the NHL is in his future. Dobber

November 2014 – To say that the season has gotten off to a rocky start for Campbell would an understatement. As November comes to an end Campbell has a 2-4-2 record with a 3.47 GAA and .896 Save%. Campbell has yet to seize the reins from Jussi Rynnas in spite of numerous chances. Coming off of last season’s injury shortened campaign where he showed flashes of great play, his play so far has to be sounding a few warnings. At the moment his prospect star is showing some signs of tarnish. It’s not time to write him off but by no means has Campbell done anything to give the Stars any reason to look at him for call up in the foreseeable future. It was hoped coming into the season he would put himself in a position to see a call up to Dallas should injuries there present the opportunity. Rex Doty

September 2014 – Jack Campbell has been assigned to the Texas Stars for the 2014-15 season. With Campbell coming off an injury shortened season and the presence of Anders Lindback to backup Kari Lehtonen the move isn’t surprising. Campbell did post great numbers in his limited regular season action last season and has been making steady progress every season in Cedar Park. Rex Doty

March 2014 – Campbell extended his winning-streak to six games as the Stars downed the Heat 3-1 on March 4 in Abbotsford. Stopping 23 of 24 shots in his first full game back since December 18, Campbell also continued his streak of having not allowed more than two goals in any AHL appearance so far this season. Recording 149 saves on 157 shots faced (.949), Campbell continues to make a case for the starting job in Cedar Park if he can remain healthy leading up to April’s Calder Cup playoffs. Clayton Bailey

March 2014 – Returning to the Texas Stars’ lineup against the Rampage following a lingering knee injury that’s kept him inactive since December 18, Campbell stood tall out of the gate by making saves on forward Logan Shaw and defenseman Matt Gilroy. Soon after, the game was called just 7:59 into the first period due to poor ice conditions at the AT&T Center in San Antonio. The Stars and Rampage will resume play on March 27 at 7 p.m. CT with Texas leading 2-0 and 12:01 remaining in the opening frame. Clayton Bailey

February 2014 – Campbell continues to be sidelined with an ailing knee injury that has kept him out of the Stars’ lineup since Dec. 18. The 22-year old remains undefeated through five AHL starts with Texas this season, registering a 1.40 goals against average and a .947 save percentage. Idaho Steelhead (ECHL) goaltender Josh Robinson has since appeared in 13 games serving as backup to starter Cristopher Nilstorp. As of Feb. 6, no timetable has been set for Campbell’s return. Clayton Bailey

December 2014 – Campbell improved his winning streak to five games with an AHL season-high 30 save performance in the Stars’ 4-2 win against San Antonio on Dec. 18. Serving as backup to starter Cristopher Nilstorp, Campbell continues to make the most of limited opportunity. Stopping 124 of 131 shots faced, he’s yet to allow more than two goals in a game for the Texas Stars this season. Clayton Bailey

November 2013 – Campbell earned his first career NHL start in Anaheim on Sunday, Oct. 20. Despite a stellar 41 save performance, the Ducks, who were riding a six game winning streak, went on to win the game 6-3 in regulation. With starting goaltender Kari Lehtonen re-activated from injured reserve, Campbell has since been sent back to the Texas Stars (AHL) where he backs up goaltender Cristopher Nilstorp. In two appearances for Texas, Campbell is 2-0 on the season thus far. Clayton Bailey

May 2013 – This season saw Campbell add a degree of on-ice maturity to his game which had been lacking. Stars goalie coach Mike Valley also worked on slowing Campbell’s game down and making him calmer in net. The result was Campbell taking another positive step forward. He finished with a record of 19-13-3 in his first full pro season. He split time with Cristopher Nilstorp during the regular season, but served as the backup during the playoffs. Campbell did not see any action in the Stars nine playoff games. Rex Doty

March 2013 – The Dallas Stars have recalled goaltender Jack Campbell from the Texas Stars of the AHL. With back to back games scheduled March 20th and 21st, there is a good chance that Campbell will get the opportunity to make his NHL debut. In 32 games this season with the Texas Stars, Campbell has a 14-10-3-3 record and sits with a 2.59 GAA and 0.906 save percentage. Keep an eye on Campbell as he could earn a few more starts if Kari Lehtonen is sidelined with any type of injury. Brendan Ross

December 2012 – Struggled in his AHL debut in March of 2012, giving up 26 goals on 223 shots. Showed some improvement, but not a lot, early on in 2012-13 for Texas. But Campbell’s time has been limited due to Cristopher Nilstorp’s arrival. Still on the right track, but progress will take time. Dobber

December 2011 – Jack Campbell ought to start wearing a Team USA jersey under his Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds sweater. He’d probably never allow another goal in OHL competition. Traded to the Soo in the off-season after a disappointing debut with Windsor in 10-11, Campbell’s faced a litany of shots for a Greyhounds team that hasn’t been able to score that many themselves. While facing a lot of action isn’t the worst thing for a goalie prospect, it’s likely not the kind of major junior career Campbell- or the Stars- envision when he gave up a commitment to Michigan. Rex Doty


Stats

 Season Team League GP GAA SVS%      Playoffs GP GAA SVS%
 2004-2005 Little Caesars U16 T1EHL U16 19 2.56 - |        
 2005-2006 Compuware Bantam Minor AAA T1EMBHL 15 2.55 .909 |        
 2006-2007 Honeybaked Bantam Major AAA T1EBHL 24 2.23 .891 |        
 2007-2008 Honeybaked U18 T1EHL U18 12 2.29 .925 |        
 2008-2009 U.S. National U18 Team NAHL 21 2.52 .906 |        
  U.S. National U18 Team USDP 7 1.71 .940 |        
  U.S. National U17 Team USDP 7 1.07 - |        
  USA U18 WJC-18 5 0.75 .967 |        
 2009-2010 USNTDP Juniors USHL 11 2.21 .917 |        
  U.S. National U18 Team USDP 25 2.21 .913 |        
  USA U18 WJC-18 6 0.83 .965 |        
  USA U20 WJC-20 3 2.54 .923 |        
 2010-2011 Windsor Spitfires OHL 45 3.80 .884 | Playoffs 18 3.74 .887
  USA U20 WJC-20 6 1.70 .941 |        
  USA WC 0 - - |        
 2011-2012 Windsor Spitfires OHL 12 3.13 .906 |        
  Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds OHL 34 3.58 .892 |        
  Texas Stars AHL 12 3.02 .912 |        
  USA U20 WJC-20 5 2.62 .907 |        
 2012-2013 Texas Stars AHL 40 2.65 .905 |        
 2013-2014 Dallas Stars NHL 1 6.00 .872 |        
  Texas Stars AHL 16 1.49 .942 | Playoffs 4 2.54 .917
 2014-2015 Texas Stars AHL 35 3.03 .907 | Playoffs 1 3.03 .889
  Idaho Steelheads ECHL 7 1.73 .945 |        
  USA WC 2 3.50 .825 |        
 2015-2016 Dallas Stars NHL 0 - - |        
  Texas Stars AHL 19 3.65 .884 | Playoffs 3 4.45 .880
  Idaho Steelheads ECHL 20 1.68 .944 |        
 2016-2017 Los Angeles Kings NHL 1 0.00 1.000 |        
  Ontario Reign AHL 52 2.52 .914 | Playoffs 5 1.70 .934
 2017-2018 Los Angeles Kings NHL 5 2.48 .924 |        
  Ontario Reign AHL 26 2.83 .912 |        
 2018-2019 Los Angeles Kings NHL 31 2.30 .928 |        
  Ontario Reign AHL 2 4.38 .888 |        

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