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Jack Campbell Faces Another Possible Demotion After More Poor Play In AHL

Published December 17, 2023 at 9:05 PM

The Oilers have gotten no luck as far as goaltenders go so far this season. The team already had to send veteran goaltender Jack Campbell to the AHL this season but his poor play in that league may mean another demotion is coming his way.

Campbell Continues Poor Play With Bakersfield Condors

While Campbell's numbers in the AHL this season are technically better than his NHL numbers, they are not better by much. After he was pulled in his last start last night, his future is now even more uncertain as he can't seem to catch a break.

Campbell has been pulled after the 4th GA which was a screen, but Campbell clearly lost his net.

Campbell now has a 4-5 record in the AHL this season along with a 3.61 goals-against-average and an .888 save percentage. Those numbers would not be acceptable in the NHL, let alone the AHL. Meanwhile the Condors do have another goalie on the roster who is actually playing well.

Campbell Taking Up Valuable Roster Spot From Prospect Goaltender

Ollie Rodrigue's 2023-24:

5 starts
.935 sv%

He's tied with Jesper Wallstedt for highest
save percentage of goalies with at least five starts. #Condorstown

Ollie is not a prospect that has gotten much hype but the former 2nd round pick is looking like a better option than Campbell right now. The Oilers likely won't call him up as he is just 23-years-old, which is quite young for a goaltender to make his NHL debut. However, he should be the starting goaltender for the Condors but jack Campbell is currently taking that spot. As a result the Oilers may be forced to move Campbell, if not to another NHL club, than to another club in their organization. If they want to win, they won't be calling him up to the NHL anytime soon.

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Jack Campbell Faces Another Possible Demotion After More Poor Play In AHL

Should the Oilers demote Campbell to the ECHL?

Give him a few more starts in the AHL first8132.8 %
Yes, he's not good enough in the AHL11647 %
No, that would be too embarrassing5020.2 %
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