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Jack Campbell's recent AHL run could signal the end of his career in the NHL

Published November 15, 2023 at 9:04 PM
BY TOM BANKS
After a fun stint in net with the Toronto Maple Leafs, goaltender Jack Campbell signed a five-year, $25 million deal with the Edmonton Oilers last summer, but less than two seasons into the deal, he's already been waived and sent down to the AHL.

A horific start for Campbell with the Bakersfield Condors



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In three starts since being sent back down to the AHL, Campbell's struggles have got even worse, with the veteran goaltender allowing 13 goals on 59 attempts, good for an .819 save percentage.


Another rough outing for Jack Campbell in the AHL tonight for Bakersfield: 5 goals allowed on 26 shots faced.

Currently possesses an .819 SV% (13 goals on 72 shots) through 3 games for the Condors. #LetsGoOilers


While all the blame can't be placed on him, as the defence in the AHL can often be sub-par, he's just not showing any signs of life, and it could ultimately cost him his NHL career.

A once promising career could be on the verge of ending



With three and a half years left on his current deal, it appears as though the Oilers are preparing to buy him out when that option becomes available in 2024, as it will save them $4.5 million over the course of his contract.

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That's not too much savings, but given the way he's performed thus far on his massive contract, he will have to drastically turn things around if he wants to revive his career at this point.

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