American goaltender Jack Campbell was drafted 11th overall by the Dallas Stars in 2010. Not only that, but he backstopped the U.S. National team to a Gold Medal upset victory over Team Canada in the 2010 World Junior Championships. Scouts believed Campbell was going to be something.
Still in the Stars
system, the young netminder has only played one game for the NHL Stars—he’s played plenty for the Texas Stars, however. The fact that GM Jim Nill went out and got Antti Niemi last offseason was proof that he doesn’t believe the 24-year-old is ready for even NHL backup duty. Perhaps he never will be.