Saturday, June 25, 2016

Texas Goalie Jack Campbell Traded to Los Angeles

Jack Campbell (Credit: Christina Shapiro/Texas Stars)
The once-promising first-rounder, goalie Jack Campbell, will wear a new jersey this fall. Today, the Dallas Stars traded Campbell to the Los Angeles Kings for defenseman Nick Ebert.

Campbell is likely to be qualified, signed and play in the AHL next season with Ontario, which means he will be back in Cedar Park very soon. Campbell has only played in the Dallas organization since being drafted 11th overall in 2010.

The trade is probably the best outcome for all parties, as Dallas was unlikely to qualify Campbell. Without the trade, he would have walked for nothing. With this deal, Dallas gets a depth defenseman for the Texas Stars in Ebert. The 22-year old Ebert has spent the past two season in the AHL with the Kings. The Monarchs and then the Reign were both excellent teams in his two years there, so he brings a winning pedigree to the table.

The goalie depth in Dallas now looks like this

Dallas: Niemi, Lehtonen

Minors: Lagace, Desrosiers, Bow

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