Top 10 World Junior Performances by Current Toronto Maple Leafs

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Toronto Maple Leafs, Jack Campbell
TORONTO, ON – APRIL 7: Jack Campbell #36 of the Toronto Maple Leafs . (Photo by Claus Andersen/Getty Images) /

Jack Campbell (G) – USA

Jack Campbell played in three World Junior Championships in 2010, 2011 and 2012 when he was 17, 18 and 19 years-old.  Not many players have attended three World Juniors, especially goaltenders.

Before his first U20 World Juniors tournament, Campbell had played with the U17 and U18 US Development Team.  Campbell played well in the 2010 tournament splitting the crease with Mike Lee.  Campbell went 2-1-0 with a 2.54 goals against average and .923 save percentage.

Mike Lee started the gold medal game for the USA against Canada but was pulled in the second period in favour of Jack Campbell.  The game went to overtime and Campbell captured the gold medal win for Team USA.

For his display at the 2010 U20 and U18 World Juniors and his stellar work with the USDP, Jack Campbell earned a 1st round (11th overall) selection in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft by the Dallas Stars.

Campbell’s second U20 WJC tournament was his personal best, though Team USA failed to defend their prior gold medal finish and made off with the bronze medal.

Jack Campbell went 5-1-0 while leading the tournament a 1.70 goals against average and a .941 save percentage.  He would be awarded Best Goaltender, earn a spot on the U20 WJC All-Star Team, get a Top 3 Players on Team USA award as well as the awards for Best Goals Against Average and Best Save Percentage.

The 2012 World Junior Championship was an embarrassing tournament for Team USA as they had one win and three regulation losses in their round robin.  Not only were they eliminated before the quarter finals, they had to play in a relegation round just to qualify for the 2013 World Juniors.  Lucky for them, they beat the three other teams and Denmark was relegated to D1A for 2013.

Despite the disappointment, Jack Campbell went 3-2-0 with a 2.62 goals against average and a .907 save percentage.  Not as good as his phenomenal prior tournament but still okay.

After the World Juniors, Jack Campbell struggled for years to find his game in the NHL.  It seems as though he’s finally emerged as a starting goaltender with the Toronto Maple Leafs and is currently a top ranked NHL goaltender in wins, save percentage and goals against average.

2012 World Juniors
3-2-0, 2.62 GAA, .907 SV%

2011 World Juniors
Bronze Medal
Best Goaltender Award
All-Star Team
Top 3 Players on Team Award
Best Goals Against Average in the Tournament
Best Save Percentage in the Tournament
5-1-0, 1.70 GAA, .941 SV%

2010 World Juniors
Gold Medal
2-1-0, 2.54 GAA, .923 SV%