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Maple Leafs’ Jack Campbell named second star of the week




Toronto Maple Leafs goaltender Jack Campbell was honoured as the second star of the week by the National Hockey League.

Campbell was 3-0 and stopped 92 of 95 shots for a .968 save percentage last week, helping the Maple Leafs on their way to a five-game winning streak. He is 6-2-1 with a .936 save percentage in 10 appearances this season.

This season brought a legitimate opportunity for Campbell to earn a starting role for the Maple Leafs. It has been a long trip since Campbell was drafted 11th overall in 2010.

Campbell appeared in a career-high 31 games during the 2018-2019 season and started a career-high 26 games the following season.

Expectations are higher for Jack Campbell this season. The Maple Leafs allowed goaltender Frederik Andersen to leave as a free agent. That opened the door for Campbell to secure the starting job.

Campbell has played more than anticipated early in the season. His partner in the Toronto crease, Petr Mrazek, has been limited by injuries. With Mrazek on Long-Term Injured Reserve, the Leafs are going to be leaning heavily on Campbell over the next month.

Edmonton Oilers centre Leon Draisaitl was first star of the week and Anaheim Ducks goaltender John Gibson was the third star of the week.

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