Dallas Stars prospect Jack Campbell’s new helmet art from Jason Livery of HeadStrong Grafx, features powerful imagery in a striking design reflective of his roots with USA hockey and the career he might have chosen without such early goaltending success.
When he was the top goaltender taken, 11th overall, in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft by the Dallas Stars, Jack Campbell already had an impressive international resume, including the top goaltender award and a Gold medal from the 2010 IIHF World Junior Championship. He followed his draft with another top goaltender award at the 2011 Championship – so it is fitting that in this his second full season as a pro, his combination Dallas/Texas Stars helmet would feature some bold American symbolism.
Headstrong’s Jason Livery told InGoal that Campbell “would have loved to be a Navy Seal if he wasn’t a goalie” so he chose to feature the Seals on the side of his 2013-2014 mask (Livery also featured the U.S. Marine’s iconic raising of the flag at Iwo Jima on Washington’s David Leggio’s new helmet). On the opposite side fans will quickly recognize the USA Hockey Logo, tribute to Campbell’s international success and years with the USA Hockey National Team Development Program, which he joined in 2008.
Campbell’s goal for the coming season is to take control of the number one spot for the AHL Texas Stars as Dallas nurtures their top prospect with a slow development model that has proven so successful with other young goaltenders who saw such early success.