Dallas Stars Daily Links: Jack Campbell Named Texas Stars Man of the Year

Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

In which the Phoenix Coyotes stumble in LA, Adam Oates fuels a little Ovi controversy, and NBC's Must See TV returns...

The Dallas Stars' second-round draft pick from 2010 made his NHL debut in Tuesday night's whitewash of the Capitals. But what of the first-rounder from that year?

Jack Campbell is in his second full season in the AHL, and the Texas Stars' netminder currently sports a .937 save percentage, a 10-1-1 record, and a goals-against average of just 1.58, albeit through only 12 games played.

In addition though to his play in goal, Campbell has been garnering attention in Cedar Park for his work off the ice. This week the Texas Stars named him the winner of the team's award for IOA/American Specialty AHL Man of the Year. The award recognizes those players who go above and beyond in their involvement with the team's community outreach and charitable contributions.

An example of his efforts?

Campbell is a strong supporter of military service members and veterans, and frequently visits with military families before and after games. Among them was a family whose father was about to deploy. The son was upset about his father leaving, so Campbell went back to the locker room and gave the boy his personal lucky charm: Campbell's "draft day" hat, given to him by the Dallas Stars on the day he was drafted by the organization. [Texas Stars Hockey]

Campbell will now represent the Texas Stars as one of 30 finalists for theYanick Dupre Memorial Award, to be awarded by the AHL.

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Get ready for tonight. [Stars Inside Edge] [ESPN] [NHL.com]

More on the depth scoring that's been helping the Stars during this recent surge. [Stars Inside Edge]

And the other crucial part of the puzzle, Kari Lehtonen, talks about his play since returning from injury. [Sports Day DFW]

Radek Faksa to the AHL. Could be fun. [Sports Day DFW]

The LA Kings played a fairly close game with the Coyotes for much of the game last night, and then with ten minutes left decided to put it out of reach. Thank you LA. [NHL.com]

Down Goes Brown gave his guideline for the end of season matchups on Tuesday, the NHL did it yesterday. The marquee matchup for every day of the remainder of the season. [NHL.com]

More on the Capitals? Or how 'bout just more on Adam Oates and Alex Ovechkin? [Puck Daddy]

NBC's Pierre McGuire doesn't understand fancy stats and score effects. Somehow though, I'm not surprised. [NHL.com]

Looks like Jonathan Toews is going to join Patrick Kane in watching the end of the regular season from the press box. [Second City Hockey]

Hey, Dallas_Stars74! Aren't you glad you're not an Oilers' fan?! A 2-0 third period lead turned into a 3-2 regulation defeat as the Ducks played comeback kids again. [NHL.com]

Of course, their third period comeback from 4-0 down against the Jets on Monday was somewhat more epic. Bruce Boudreau talks about it here. [Over the Boards]

And lastly, an April Fool's joke? Or the next big thing?

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