Found September 07, 2013 on
Pro Sports Daily:
It isn't easy playing the waiting game as a goalie with high expectations chosen in the first round of the NHL Draft.
It appears Dallas Stars prospect and 2010 first-round pick Jack Campbell has finally come to grips with his situation and is at peace with where he is and where he wants to be in his development within the organization. It's a recipe for success for any young goalie aspiring to one day reach the NHL.
"If you were to ask me when I was 18 and drafted [No. 11] when I thought I would be playing in the NHL I would have thought I would have been able to make it by now for sure" Campbell told NHL.com at the Traverse City Prospects Tournament being held this week.
Campbell isn't alone. The mindset he had is probably the same as a majority of young drafted goalies but the 21-year-old has since changed his outlook for the better.
"I know it's all about growing up" Campbell said. "Even if I did dominate the last three years I probabl...
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