TLN Top 20 Leafs: #8 Jack Campbell

Jack Campbell exceeded all expectations in the 2021 season. He went from the latest in a long line of backups to Frederik Andersen to a beloved starter and NHL record-holder, based on performance alone, I feel Campbell has earned his spot on this ranking, but performance is only half of the package you get with “Soupy”, who by all accounts is one of the most genuine guys in the league.
Five Important Stats
It was referenced off the top so let’s start with this one: Jack Campbell hold an NHL record for most consecutive wins to start a season. For a run of games (spread across a couple of months due to injuries, Campbell was unstoppable, a brick wall and a steadying force for the team. His 17 wins in 22 games were the bedrock upon which the Leafs built themselves into the best regular season team in the North Division.
A couple of stats regarding Campbell’s goals saved above expected (GSAx), with an average of 4.65 GSAx in all situations (cumulative over the season), he ranked 10th in the league out of 64 goaltenders with a minimum of 10 games played. Shorthanded, Campbell was 3rd in the league in GSAx, with 2.70
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Author: Dylan Murphy / The Leafs Nation

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