Although his team’s finish at the 2012 World Junior Championship was not what he had hoped, USA goaltender Jack Campbell managed to cap off his NTDP career with a 2-1 win over Switzerland. The win gives Campbell the most wins by a goaltender at the World Juniors, breaking the record that had been held by current New York Islanders goaltender, Al Montoya.
Campbell talked about this year’s tournament, and about his time in the NTDP program. Read more»
After several graduations a few seasons ago, the Stars have built their prospect pool backup to a very impressive point. They still lack major blue-chippers but they have a lot of talent and a good mix of prospects in the system that can fill various roles at the next level. They’ve advanced their cause big time in terms of adding quality defensive and goaltending prospects.
Despite some struggles for the first-year junior prospect, Jack Campbell remains atop the Stars prospect pool. He’s followed by nearly-ready blueliner Philip Larsen who has made his way to North America after a successful foundation was laid in Sweden. The Stars top pick in 2009, Scott Glennie falls to fourth with the emerging dominance of Hockey East standout Alex Chiasson. The Stars crop has some excellent depth growing and waiting in the wings.
The Stars newest blue-chip prospect is also the newest number one prospect in the system. With the unexpected free-fall of touted defensemen Brandon Gormley and Cam Fowler, it looked like the Stars were set to bolster their depleted rearguard reserves. They went in a different direction though. Just days away from the Stars letting their long-time franchise netminder walk away to unrestricted free agency, the Stars may have just ushered in the new guard with Jack Campbell. Four of the Stars five draftees in 2010 premier on the new top 20 list.