FRISCO, Tex. -- The Dallas Stars announced today that the club has signed goaltender Jack Campbell to a three-year entry-level contract. Campbell was Dallas’ first-round selection (No. 11 overall) in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft.
Campbell, 18, is currently playing for the Windsor Spitfires of the Ontario Hockey League, having appeared in 12 games so far this season with a 6-5-0 record, a 3.81 goals-against-average (GAA), and an .882 save percentage.
“Jack is a very promising player for the future of our organization,” said Stars General Manager Joe Nieuwendyk. “He has a strong work ethic and we are looking forward to watching him develop as his career progresses.”
The 6-3, 175-pound net-minder played for the U.S. National Development Team last season, going 6-3-1 with a 2.21 GAA and a .917 save percentage. He also represented the U.S. at the 2010 Under-20 Championships, as well as both the 2010 and 2009 Under-18 Championships. Campbell led the Americans to gold in all three tournaments.
Campbell will continue playing for Windsor this season and is expected to participate in the Stars’ 2011 Summer Development Camp and the team’s 2011 Training Camp.
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