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.

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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.

2013-14: Campbell skated in 33 of 41 games for Massachusetts-Lowell in his freshman season. Playing both wing and center for the Riverhawks, he scored 9 goals with 2 assists and was +5 with 18 penalty minutes. Massachusetts-Lowell captured the Hockey East playoff championship after finishing second to Boston College in the regular season. In the NCAA Northeast Regional they defeated Minnesota State, 2-1, before falling to Boston College, 4-3, in the championship game.

2014-15: Campbell was the fourth-leading scorer for Massachusetts-Lowell in his sophomore season. He scored 12 goals with 15 assists and was +7 with 29 penalty minutes in 34 games. The River Hawks finished fourth in Hockey East — struggling in the second half after starting 14-3-3 — before regrouping to reach the Hockey East championship game. Lowell defeated Notre Dame in the best-of-three quarterfinals and topped Vermont, 4-1, before falling to Boston University, 5-3 in the championship game; failing to receive an NCAA tournament bid despite winning 21 games.

 

Talent Analysis

Campbell is a bit of a wildcard, drafted as an overager playing Junior A hockey in his third year of eligibility. He is a big powerhouse center with a gritty playing style. Campbell is the first player drafted directly from the BCHL’s Langley Rivermen. His technical skills and skating ability are considered average but his package of size, determination and work ethic attracted the attention of Edmonton scouts.

Future

Campbell is in his junior season at Massachusetts-Lowell in 2015-16. Frequently skating with seniors A.J. White and Mike Fallon, he is playing more of a two-way role for the River Hawks, skating against the opposition's top line and not scoring as frequently as he did as a sophomore. With his choppy skating style and lack of high-end offensive skills that is likely to be his role at the pro level.

 

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