Chris Campoli

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Chris Campoli
Chris Campoli 2006.jpg
Born (1984-07-09) July 9, 1984 (age 30)
North York, ON, CAN
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight 190 lb (86 kg; 13 st 8 lb)
Position Defence
Shoots Left
NLA team
Former teams
HC Lugano
New York Islanders
Ottawa Senators
Chicago Blackhawks
Montreal Canadiens
EHC Biel
NHL Draft 227th overall, 2004
New York Islanders
Playing career 2004–present

Christopher Gino Campoli (born July 9, 1984) is a Canadian professional ice hockey player who currently plays for HV71 in the Swedish Hockey League. He has previously played with the Chicago Blackhawks, Ottawa Senators, New York Islanders, and Montreal Canadiens in the National Hockey League.

Playing career[edit]

Junior career[edit]

Campoli played minor hockey in the Greater Toronto Hockey League (GTHL) for the Mississauga Senators. He then spent four years playing major junior hockey in the Ontario Hockey League for the Erie Otters, from the 2000–01 season, through the 2003–04 season, being named team captain during his final season. He volunteered his time at the Erie Unit of the Shriners Hospital for Children, playing card and board games with the children, and assisting staff by taking height and weights of the patients[citation needed]. Having made himself very involved with charity work in and around the city of Erie, PA, which was home to the Otters, Campoli won the Dan Snyder Memorial Trophy as the OHL's top humanitarian in 2003-04.

Chris Campoli attended John Cabot Catholic Secondary School for two years before leaving to play for the Erie Otters.

NHL career[edit]

Campoli was a seventh-round selection, 227th overall by the New York Islanders in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft. He appeared in 80 games with the Islanders in his rookie NHL season of 2005–06, recording nine goals and twenty five assists. Campoli scored his first goal in his first game on his first shot when he beat Buffalo Sabres goaltender Ryan Miller on a rebound to tie the game at one at the 6:40 mark of the first period.

A groin injury towards the end of training camp, coupled with changes to the Islander coaching staff delayed Campoli's 2006–07 season debut. Following the trade of Alexei Zhitnik, Campoli was recalled from the Bridgeport Sound Tigers of the American Hockey League (AHL). On July 16, 2007, Campoli was signed to a three-year extension by the Islanders. On November 3, 2008, Campoli became the first player to score in overtime twice in a game against the Columbus Blue Jackets when he fired an initial shot past goaltender Fredrik Norrena that went through the netting, but was not seen by the officials, then circled around, shot and scored again.

On February 20, 2009, Campoli was traded by the Islanders, along with Mike Comrie, to the Ottawa Senators for Dean McAmmond and a first-round draft pick in 2009.[1]

On February 28, 2011, Campoli was traded by the Senators, along with a conditional 2011 seventh-round draft pick, to the Chicago Blackhawks for a conditional 2011 second-round draft pick and Ryan Potulny.[2] Campoli entered the 2011 off-season as a restricted free agent. According to Blackhawks general manager Stan Bowman, the two sides were far apart in contract negotiations and on July 15, 2011, Bowman announced that Campoli would not be returning to the team for the following season.[3]

He was signed as a free agent by the Montreal Canadiens to a one-year deal just prior to the 2011–12 season on September 26, 2011.

After failing to find an NHL club for the lockout shortened 2012–13 season, on February 7, 2013, he signed with Swiss club, EHC Biel of the National League A for the remainder of the season. Campoli opted to remain in the NLA the following season, signing a one-year contract with fellow Swiss club, HC Lugano, on July 29, 2013.[4]

Awards[edit]

Career statistics[edit]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2000–01 Erie Otters OHL 52 1 9 10 47 15 0 0 0 4
2001–02 Erie Otters OHL 68 2 24 26 117 20 0 5 5 18
2002–03 Erie Otters OHL 60 8 40 48 82
2003–04 Erie Otters OHL 67 20 46 66 66 8 0 6 6 16
2004–05 Bridgeport Sound Tigers AHL 79 15 34 49 78
2005–06 New York Islanders NHL 80 9 25 34 46
2006–07 New York Islanders NHL 51 1 13 14 23 5 1 1 2 2
2006–07 Bridgeport Sound Tigers AHL 15 3 3 6 8
2007–08 New York Islanders NHL 46 4 14 18 16
2008–09 New York Islanders NHL 51 6 11 17 43
2008–09 Ottawa Senators NHL 25 5 8 13 12
2009–10 Ottawa Senators NHL 67 4 14 18 16 6 0 2 2 4
2010–11 Ottawa Senators NHL 58 3 11 14 34
2010–11 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 19 1 6 7 2 7 0 1 1 2
2011–12 Montreal Canadiens NHL 43 2 9 11 8
2012–13 EHC Biel NLA 4 0 3 3 2 6 1 5 6 4
NHL totals 440 35 111 146 200 18 1 4 5 8

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Isles swap Comrie, Campoli for McAmmond, pick". National Hockey League. 2009-02-20. Retrieved 2009-02-20. 
  2. ^ "Sens trade Campoli and pick to Blackhawks for Potulny and pick". The Sports Network. 2011-02-28. Retrieved 2011-03-01. 
  3. ^ "GM: Chris Campoli won't be back". ESPN. 2011-07-15. Retrieved 2011-07-16. 
  4. ^ "Here's Chris Campoli" (in Italian). HC Lugano. 2013-07-29. Retrieved 2013-07-29. 

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