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.
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