Report: Campbell drawing interest from Oilers, Devils, Red Wings, Capitals
The Edmonton Oilers, New Jersey Devils, Washington Capitals, and Detroit Red Wings are all potential options for pending unrestricted free-agent goaltender Jack Campbell if he decides to leave the Toronto Maple Leafs, according to TSN's Pierre LeBrun.
The Oilers would be very interested if he hits the open market, LeBrun adds. Edmonton is looking for a starter with Mikko Koskinen heading back overseas and Mike Smith undecided about his future. Youngster Stuart Skinner is in the fold, but he lacks experience.
New Jersey finished with a league-worst .886 save percentage last season. MacKenzie Blackwood and Jonathan Bernier are both under contract, but the former is coming off back-to-back poor campaigns, and the latter's still recovering from hip surgery.
The Red Wings have Alex Nedeljkovic signed for one more year, but they could use another goalie to pair him with as veteran Thomas Greiss is a UFA. Signing in Detroit would represent a homecoming of sorts for Campbell, who hails from Port Huron, Michigan.
Campbell played a career-high 49 games last season, posting a .914 save percentage and 2.64 goals against average. He was a Vezina candidate early after a torrid start but ultimately came down to earth after injuries slowed his momentum. The 30-year-old had previously never appeared in more than 31 contests in a campaign.
It's reportedly unlikely that Campbell re-signs in Toronto. The Leafs have shown interest in Fleury as a potential replacement.