Andrew Campbell

Hometown:

Hamilton Ontario

Currently Playing In:

Pro

Birthday:

1988-02-04

Position:

D

Eligible for draft:

2006

Shoots:

Left

Drafted:

2008

Height:

6-3

Acquired:

3rd round (74th overall), 2008

Weight:

205 lbs.

Probability of Success
  • C

History

2007-08: Andrew Campbell played alongside fellow Los Angeles draftee Wayne Simmonds for Sault Ste. Marie of the OHL.  He was second on the team for defensemen in goals (13), assists (22) and points (35) while skating on the top defensive pairing.

2008-09: Enjoyed an up and down year in his season of professional hockey with Manchester.  Posted only 8 points in 72 games and looked out of place and out of position on the ice at times.  Showed glimpses of the physical style of his game, but will need to look forward to offseason training to work out some of his rough edges.

2009-10: In his second season with Manchester, Campbell posted 2 goals and 9 assists in 74 games.

2010-11: Campbell's limited offensive numbers did not diminish his importance to AHL Manchester in his third pro season; he was often on the ice at the crucial points of Monarchs' games. Campbell's +12 plus/minus was third-best on the Monarchs and he finished with 1 goal, 11 assists and 68 PMs in 76 games. After finishing second in the Atlantic Division, Manchester faced eventual Calder Cup champion Binghamton in the first round of the playoffs and in the seven game series Campbell was scoreless and -2. The Kings re-signed Campbell as a restricted free agent to a one-year contract in July, 2011.

2011-12: Campbell was a key defenseman for Los Angeles AHL affiliate Manchester in his fourth pro season — playing in all 76 games for the second straight year — and was with the Kings during their Stanley Cup championship playoff run but did not appear in any games. Yet to make his first NHL appearance, Campbell had 2 goals with 17 assists and was plus-14 with 54 penalty minutes for the Monarchs. Manchester  finished second in the Atlantic Division and lost to Norfolk three games to one in a first round playoff series. Campbell was scoreless and minus-one with 9 penalty minutes in the series with Norfolk. Tendered a qualifying offer by the Kings, he signed a two-year contract with Los Angeles in July, 2012.

 

Talent Analysis

Sometimes referred to as the warrior type that competes for every inch of ice as a defenseman.  While displaying some offensive ability in juniors, Campbell is not likely to ever be noted for producing points.  Needs to work on his skating, positioning and on-ice awareness, but is extremely raw and can begin to surprise if he improves on his technique.

 

Future

Since Campbell is a raw project, time in minor league system where he can develop under the watchful eyes of Kings trainers is very important for his longterm development.  Campbell is still a work in progress and will return to Manchester for at least another season before he can be viewed as knocking on the Los Angeles door.

 

Key defensive selections lead the Los Angeles Kings 2008 draft class

by Jason Lewis
on
Drew Doughty - Los Angeles Kings

Photo: Kings' second overall selection Drew Doughty has developed into a cornerstone of the franchise and played a key role in bringing the club their first Stanley Cup in 2012. (courtesy of Dustin Bradford/Icon SMI)

 
In 2008, the Los Angeles Kings were in the midst of a taxing rebuild process. With the fourth overall pick in 2007 along with the second and 12th picks in 2008, the team was looking to add key pieces around which the team could be built moving forward.

Read more»

Youth movement the backbone of the Manchester Monarchs 2012-13 season

by Jason Lewis
on
Thomas Hickey - Manchester Monarchs

Photo: The fourth overall pick in 2007, defenseman Thomas Hickey is still trying to find his game in the AHL as part of the Manchester Monarchs' blue line corps. (courtesy of Fred Kfoury/Icon SMI)

 
The Los Angeles Kings minor league affiliate, the Manchester Monarchs, is absolutely packed and brimming with talent of all shapes and sizes. Through recent drafting and promotion of junior level prospects, the Monarchs have filled their lines and pairings with a wealth of two-way talent, defensive talent, goal-scorers, and grinders.

Read more»

Related Articles