The Toronto Maple Leafs had to make the tough decision late Wednesday night after a 5-3 loss to the New York Rangers to acquire netminder Jack Campbell from the Los Angeles Kings. They also landed Kyle Clifford for Trevor Moore, a third-round pick (from Columbus) in 2020 and a conditional third-round pick in 2021.
Backup netminder Michael Hutchinson had been in between the pipes against the New York Rangers and has been since Frederick Anderson got injured but he simply hasn’t been performing to how the Maple Leafs wanted him too, therefore, leaving the organization to make the tough decision to bring in Jack Campbell.
Jack Campbell is 28 years old and has posted an 8-10-2 record with a 2.85 goals-against average and a .900 save percentage over 20 games in a backup role behind Jonathan Quick with the Los Angeles Kings this season.
He was originally selected by the Dallas Stars 11th overall in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft. He joined the Kings in a trade back in June 2016. Jack Campbell also is a contender for save of the season this year too with an amazing windmill glove save!
Jack Campbell adds quality injury cover
29 year old, Kyle Clifford is also involved in the move, he who has six goals and eight assists over 53 games this season with the Los Angeles Kings. He has spent his entire 10-year career with the Kings after they picked him in the second round of the 2009 NHL Entry Draft. The veteran forward has 60 goals and 69 assists over 660 career games.
Moore, who on his way to Los Angeles has three goals and two assists over 27 games this season with the Maple Leafs. The 24-year-old has been plagued by injuries this season. He suffered a concussion on Dec. 21 against the Detroit Red Wings and has played just 27 games this season due to shoulder and concussion issues.
Save of the season contender?
This has surely got to be in the shortlist for save of the season. Wow!!