‘It’s been a long journey’ for new Kings backup goalie Jack Campbell

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‘It’s been a long journey’ for new Kings backup goalie Jack Campbell

February 26, 2018 3:54 pm

LOS ANGELES, CA –  The lows are easy to pinpoint for Jack Campbell.

There were those days when he would head home to Cedar Park, Texas, wondering where his career was going. Two years ago, he was playing for the Idaho Steelheads of the ECHL.

“That was pretty interesting,” Campbell said. “Obviously there were some days in Texas where I wasn’t enjoying it.”

It’s not a comment on those places or teams so much as how far Campbell had fallen since he was the 11th pick in the 2010 draft, which took place at Staples Center, where, eight long years later, Campbell returned Saturday as goalie for the Kings.

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