If a meme could say it all, I would leave at just a meme. But it’s true: Jack Campbell is SO hot right now. He has won all 8 of his starts so far this season and is making a pretty air-tight case that he’s the best choice for starting goaltender that the Maple Leafs have this season.
(Just realizing now that that’s Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale in the background lol)
But, since this is Staturday, we’re going to delve into Jack Campbell a bit, both to see just how good he’s been, and to familiarize ourselves with some fancy goalie stats that you may not have come across before.
Campbell began his NHL career with the Dallas Stars, but made himself known as a member of the LA Kings. When Jonathan Quick was suffering from injury issues and general poor play in the 2018-19 season, it was a duo of Jack Campbell and Cal Peterson who stepped up to fill the void. They each posted higher than 92% save percentages that year, and 8 years after he was drafted, Campbell finally looked like he was ready to play regular minutes in the NHL.
Before that, he …
Author: Ryan Hobart / The Leafs Nation