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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More on the depth scoring that's been helping the Stars during this recent surge. [Stars Inside Edge]
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]
NBC's Pierre McGuire doesn't understand fancy stats and score effects. Somehow though, I'm not surprised. [NHL.com]
And lastly, an April Fool's joke? Or the next big thing?