Campbell the Kings' Masterton Trophy nominee - LA Kings Insider

An NHL award presented by the Professional Hockey Writers’ Association to the National Hockey League player “who best exemplifies the qualities of perseverance, sportsmanship, and dedication to hockey,” the Los Angeles chapter of the PHWA selected Jack Campbell as the team’s nominee for the Masterton Trophy. Campbell has blossomed into a quality NHL goalie vying for an increase of playing time while with the Los Angeles organization, as articulated by PHWA Los Angeles chapter chair Dennis Bernstein below.

Originally selected 11th overall by Dallas in 2010 and traded to Los Angeles for defensive prospect Nick Ebert at the 2016 NHL Draft, Campbell has made tremendous strides working with Goaltending Coach Bill Ranford and Goaltending Development Dusty Imoo in his time in the organization, efforts that have improved his performance and catalyzed the direction of his career.

Kings to have won the Masterton Trophy are Butch Goring (1978), Bob Bourne (1988) and Dave Taylor (1991).

Via Bernstein:

March 28, 2019: The Los Angeles chapter of the Professional Hockey Writers’ Association (PHWA) on Thursday announced that goaltender Jack Campbell is the Kings’ nominee for the 2019 Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy.

The Masterton Trophy is awarded annually by the PHWA to honor the late Bill Masterton, a player for the Minnesota North Stars who exhibited qualities of perseverance, sportsmanship and dedication to ice hockey before he died on January 15, 1968, as the result of an on-ice injury.

The 27-year-old native of Port Huron, MI was the 11th overall pick by the Dallas Stars in the 2010 NHL Draft but was unable to gain traction on their goaltending depth chart over five seasons. He was acquired by Los Angeles in 2016 via trade and under the tutelage of Kings goaltending gurus Bill Ranford and Dusty Imoo, Campbell salvaged his career by establishing himself as a legitimate NHL goaltender this season. He has been a bright spot in Los Angeles’ season, appearing in a career-high 27 games despite suffering a torn meniscus on Nov. 10 that sidelined him for nearly two months. Campbell has registered a 2.32 goals-against average and .925 save percentage sharing the goaltending duties with Jonathan Quick.

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