Oilers sign Jack Campbell to five-year, $25-million contract

The HC Signing Season panel discuss the news that Jack Campbell will join the Edmonton Oilers on a five-year contract and how the Oilers have quickly acquired their targets in free agency.

Goaltender Jack Campbell will be playing with the Edmonton Oilers next season, having accepted a five-year deal worth $25 million on Wednesday, according to Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman.

The 30-year-old is coming off a two-and-a-half-season stint in Toronto that saw him join the Maple Leafs as the backup to Frederik Andersen and rise to become the club’s No. 1 option.

Through 49 games as the Maple Leafs’ starter last season, Campbell posted a .914 save percentage and 2.64 goals-against average — including a sublime stretch early in the campaign that saw Campbell post a .954 save percentage through 11 November tilts.

Now, Campbell moves on to take on the starting role behind Connor McDavid and Co., with the Oilers coming off their longest playoff run in 16 years.

Getting to the third round with Mike Smith in net, the Oilers endured some tumultuous moments from the veteran, before ultimately falling short against the Stanley Cup champion Colorado Avalanche in a four-game sweep.

In Campbell, Edmonton hope they’re bringing in more stability in the cage.

Prior to his run in Toronto, Campbell spent four seasons with the Los Angeles Kings — splitting time between the big club and the AHL’s Ontario Reign — after five years with the Dallas Stars organization that saw him log time in the NHL, AHL and ECHL. He was originally drafted 11th overall by Dallas back in 2010.

The new five-year, $25-million deal represents a significant raise for Campbell, who earned $1.65 million per year on his last deal.

July 13, 2022


Jack Campbell

Edmonton Oilers
5 yrs
Free Agency
$5 million
$25 million

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