Evan Campbell
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Evan Campbell

Hometown:

Port Coquitlam British Columbia

Currently Playing In:

NCAA

Birthday:

1993-03-01

Position:

LW

Eligible for draft:

2011

Shoots:

Left

Drafted:

2013

Height:

6-1

Acquired:

5th round (128th overall), 2013

Weight:

175 lbs.

Probability of Success
  • D

History

2009-10: Evan Campbell played for the Vancouver NE Chiefs midget major team in British Columbia. He scored 14 goals with 14 assists and had 64 penalty minutes in 39 regular season games. In four playoff games he scored 1 goal with 1 assist and 2 penalty minutes.

2010-11: Campbell appeared in one game with the BCHL's Cowichan Valley Capitals, spending most of the season with the junior B Kerry Park Islanders in the Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League. He had no points nor penalty minutes in his only game with the Capitals. Campbell scored 14 goals with 22 assists and 28 penalty minutes in 41 games for Kerry Park. The Islanders finished second in the North Division and Campbell scored 2 goals with 1 assist in five playoff games.

2011-12: Campbell saw limited ice time with Cowichan Valley, which had the BCHL's fourth-best record, but after a mid-season trade to Langley saw an increased role with the Rivermen, who failed to make the playoffs,. The 18-year-old scored 1 goal with 1 assist and 17 penalty minutes in 17 games with the Express before the trade. He played in 31 games for Langley and scored 11 goals with 8 assists and 18 penalty minutes. Langley finished seventh in the eight-team Coastal Division.

2012-13:Campbell returned to Langley for his second BCHL season and in October 2012 committed to playing college hockey at Massachusetts-Lowell in 2013-14. He was named the Rivermen's top forward, scoring 20 goals with 46 assists and 46 penalty minutes in 51 games. Langley finished fourth in the Mainland Division in the re-aligned BCHL. Campbell scored 2 goals with 6 penalty minutes in four playoff games. Not among the 210 North American skaters in Central Scouting's final rankings, he was selected by Edmonton in the fifth round (128th overall) of the 2013 NHL Draft.

 

Talent Analysis

Campbell is a bit of a wildcard, drafted as an overager playing Junior A hockey in his third year of eligibility. He has been described as a big powerhouse center with a gritty playing style and is the first player from the BCHL’s Langley Rivermen ever to be drafted into the NHL. At this point, it is unclear whether or not he will have the top level skill needed to carve out a career at the NHL level, but his hardworking attitude and size may help him find success at the professional level.

 

Future

Campbell has committed to the UMass-Lowell River Hawks for the 2013-14 season. He will likely spend four years in the NCAA to continue his development.

 

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