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Stars sign 2010 top pick Jack Campbell

Thursday, 11.04.2010 / 7:03 PM / News

NHL.com

The Dallas Stars have signed goaltender Jack Campbell, their first-round pick (No. 11) in the 2010 Entry Draft, to a three-year entry-level contract.

Campbell, 18, is currently playing for the Windsor Spitfires of the Ontario Hockey League. He has a 6-5-0 record, a 3.81 goals-against-average and an .882 save percentage in 12 games this season.

"Jack is a very promising player for the future of our organization," Stars General Manager Joe Nieuwendyk said Thursday in a statement announcing the signing. "He has a strong work ethic and we are looking forward to watching him develop as his career progresses."

The 6-3, 175-pounder played for the U.S. National Development Team last season, going 6-3-1 with a 2.21 GAA and a .917 save percentage. He also represented the U.S. at the 2010 Under-20 Championships, as well as both the 2010 and 2009 Under-18 Championships. Campbell led the Americans to the gold medal in all three tournaments.

Campbell will continue playing for Windsor this season and is expected to participate in the Stars’ 2011 Summer Development Camp and the team’s training camp next fall.

For me, it's a great win for our hockey team and for a lot of people back in Columbus, especially our fans in particular … people who have been devoted to this organization, it's big.

— Blue Jackets coach Todd Richards on their win vs. the Penguins in Game 2, the franchise's first-ever Stanley Cup Playoff victory