Soo Greyhounds General Manager Kyle Dubas announced this afternoon the team has acquired 19-year old goaltender JACK CAMPBELL from the Windsor Spitfires.
“Today we completed a very significant trade which our entire staff has put a tremendous amount of research and thought into” began GM Kyle Dubas.
“We compete in a division of very tough opponents. Our goal here is to accomplish sustained success, year in and year out. With that said we feel adding a player of Jack’s calibre to our lineup shows our players and our fans that we will do everything we can to reach the level we all feel our franchise is capable of reaching.”
In exchange, Windsor receives players Mackenzie Braid and Patrick Sieloff along with six draft choices: Kingston’s 3rd in 2012, Windsor’s 2nd in 2013, Erie’s 3rd in 2013, Owen Sound’s 2nd in 2014, Saginaw’s 2nd in 2014, Sault Ste. Marie’s 2nd in 2015 and Sault Ste. Marie’s 15th in 2016 (conditional).
Campbell, a native of Port Huron MICHIGAN is currently in his 2nd season in the Ontario Hockey League.
Selected by the Dallas Stars in the 1st Round of the 2010 NHL Entry Draft, Campbell is one of the most decorated players in his career with the United States Development Program (USDP) winning gold medal on three separate occasions; 2008 World Under 18 Championship, 2009 World Under 18 Championship and 2010 World Junior Hockey Championship (U20).
“Jack is a young man of exceptional talent and more importantly he has tremendous focus and dedication to fulfilling his tremendous potential” continued Dubas.
“As we move forward , a goaltending tandem of Matt Murray and Jack Campbell gives us the best chance for our club to reach our potential as a group.”
Campbell is expected to join the Hounds later this week while they take part in an Eastern Conference roadswing.
Hometown: Port Huron, Michigan
Weight: 199 lbs
Date of Birth: January 9, 1992
PLAYER BIO (Courtesy of USAHockey.com)
* Dressed in one game for the U.S. Men’s National Team at the 2011 International Ice Hockey Federation World Men’s Championship in Bratislava and Kosice, Slovakia
– Did not see any playing time in Team USA’s 4-0 quarterfinal loss to the Czech Republic on May 11, 2011
– Youngest member of Team USA (19)
• Member of the bronze medal-winning U.S. National Junior Team at the 2011 IIHF World Junior Championship in Buffalo and Niagara, N.Y.
– Named the tournament’s top goaltender by the IIHF directorate, and earned media all-star honors
– Led all tournament starting goalies with a 1.70 goals-against average and .941 save percentage in six games
– Currently ranks sixth among American goalies all-time with 519 minutes played in IIHF World Junior Championship competition, is tied for second with seven career wins, and ranks second among U.S. goalies who have logged over 300 minutes with a career 1.96 GAA
* Participated in the USA Hockey National Junior Evaluation Camp, posting a 3-0-0-0 record with a 3.21 GAA and .881 save percentage in four games against teams from Finland, Sweden and the U.S.
* Member of the U.S. Men’s National Under-18 Team that captured its second consecutive gold medal at the 2010 IIHF World Men’s U18 Championship in Minsk and Bobruisk, Belarus
– Along with teammate Jason Zucker, became the first American man to have earned three gold medals at IIHF events
– Allowed just five goals in 359:39 of action
– Earned the directorate award as the tournament’s best goaltender, to go along with media all-star honors
– Became Team USA’s all-time leader in each statistical category for goaltenders at the IIHF World Men’s U18 Championship with nine wins, 0.80 goals-against average, .966 save percentage and five shutouts
* Skated with the U.S. National Under-18 Team at the 2010 Under-18 Six Nations Cup in Minsk, Belarus
* Member of the U.S. National Junior Team that captured the gold medal at the 2010 IIHF World Junior Championship in Regina and Sasksatoon, Sask.
– Entered the gold-medal game against Canada midway through the second period, earning the 6-5 overtime win
* Competed with the U.S. National Under-18 Team at the 2009 Under-18 Four Nations Cup in Pori, Finland
* Member of the U.S. Men’s National Under-18 Team that captured the gold medal at the 2009 IIHF World Men’s U18 Championship in Fargo, N.D., and Moorhead, Minn.
– Named to the media all-star team
– Shut out Russia, 5-0, in the gold-medal game
* Skated with the U.S. National Under-17 Team at the 2009 Vlad Dzurilla Under-18 Tournament in Piestany, Slovakia
* Member of the U.S. National Under-17 Team that competed in the 2009 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge in Port Alberni, B.C.
* Played for the U.S. National Under-17 Team at the 2008 Under-17 Four Nations Cup in Monthey, Switzerland
* Played his rookie season with the Windsor Spitfires of the Ontario Hockey League
USA HOCKEY – NTDP:
* Played for the U.S. National Under-18 Team, part of USA Hockey’s National Team Development Program, that competed in the United States Hockey League and against Division I and Division III college opponents and international teams
* Finished his NTDP career with the lowest GAA in program history (2.14), while also setting the record for career shutouts with 10
* Split time between both the U.S. National Under-17 Team and Under-18 Teams, part of USA Hockey’s NTDP, that competed in the North American Hockey League and against Division I and Division III college opponents and international teams
* Set the NTDP’s single-season record for shutouts with six
* Son of Jack and Debbi Campbell
* Selected in the first round (11th overall) of the 2010 NHL Entry Draft by the Dallas Stars, making him the first American selected that year
* Skated for the Honeybaked (Mich.) Midget program prior to joining USA Hockey’s NTDP
* Received USA Hockey’s Dave Peterson Goaltender of the Year Award for 2009-10 campaign
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