Darcy Campbell

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Darcy Campbell
Darcy Campbell Express2.jpg
Born (1984-05-12) May 12, 1984 (age 30)
Airdrie, AB, CAN
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight 180 lb (82 kg; 12 st 12 lb)
Position Defence
Shoots Left
Elite.A team
Former teams
Pustertal-Val Pusteria Wolves
Columbus Blue Jackets
TPS
HC Slavia Praha
Eispiraten Crimmitschau
NHL Draft Undrafted
Playing career 2007–present

Darcy Campbell (born May 12, 1984) is a Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman. He is currently playing with the Pustertal-Val Pusteria Wolves of the Italian Elite.A.

Playing career[edit]

Campbell played two years of junior hockey in the Alberta Junior Hockey League with the Canmore Eagles and Olds Grizzlys before moving on to the NCAA in 2004 with the University of Alaska Fairbanks. After three seasons of college hockey, Campbell turned pro, signing as a free agent with the Columbus Blue Jackets on March 19, 2007.[1] Campbell made his NHL debut on March 30, 2007 against the Chicago Blackhawks.[2]

After starting the 2007–08 season with the Syracuse Crunch in the AHL, Campbell was traded by the Blue Jackets with Philippe Dupuis to the Colorado Avalanche for Mark Rycroft on January 22, 2008.[3] He was then assigned to the Avalanche's affiliate the Lake Erie Monsters.

In the 2008–09 season, Campbell spent the entire year with Lake Erie playing a career high 74 games. Campbell was recalled by the Avalanche on February 19, 2009, but didn't play a game before returning to the Monsters.[4]

On June 10, 2009, Campbell a free agent, signed in Finland for the TPS of the SM-liiga on a one-year deal.[5] Campbell played in 33 games with TPS in the 2009–10 season, before transferring to HC Slavia Praha of the Czech League on January 16, 2010.[6] After posting only 1 assist in 12 games to end the regular season, Campbell improved to help Praha advance to the semi-finals scoring a 1 and three assists in 16 post season games.

Without a new contract offer from Praha, Campbell returned to North America and signed a one-year contract with Texas based Rio Grande Killer Bees of the CHL.[7] After an unsuccessful try-out at the AHL's San Antonio Rampage training camp, Campbell started the 2010–11 season with the Killer Bees.[8]

On August 25, 2011, Campbell signed a one-year contract in the ECHL with the Chicago Express. He was invited to the Rockford IceHogs training camp for the 2011–12 season before he was returned to the Express. Campbell was later signed to PTO contracts with the Springfield Falcons and the Oklahoma City Barons of the AHL before again shortly returning to the ECHL.[9]

On June 28, 2012, Campbell agreed to return to Europe, signing a one-year deal with German 2nd Bundesliga club, Eispiraten Crimmitschau.[10] Campbell was amongst the Pirates scoring leaders from the Blueline with 35 points in 44 games.

On July 29, 2013, Campbell continued his journeyman career and signed a one-year contract to move to Italy with Pustertal-Val Pusteria Wolves of the Elite.A.[11]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2002–03 Canmore Eagles AJHL 62 10 37 47 112
2003–04 Canmore Eagles AJHL 24 6 15 21 25
2003–04 Olds Grizzlys AJHL 36 9 19 28 40
2004–05 Alaska-Fairbanks CCHA 37 2 10 12 56
2005–06 Alaska-Fairbanks CCHA 38 5 9 14 67
2006–07 Alaska-Fairbanks CCHA 39 4 20 24 54
2006–07 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 1 0 0 0 0
2007–08 Syracuse Crunch AHL 28 1 5 6 26
2007–08 Lake Erie Monsters AHL 8 1 0 1 2
2008–09 Lake Erie Monsters AHL 74 7 8 15 61
2009–10 TPS SM-l 33 2 9 11 38
2009–10 HC Slavia Praha CZE 12 0 1 1 14 16 1 3 4 10
2010–11 Rio Grande Valley Killer Bees CHL 60 16 46 62 59 3 0 1 1 2
2011–12 Chicago Express ECHL 61 8 29 37 87
2011–12 Springfield Falcons AHL 3 0 0 0 2
2011–12 Oklahoma City Barons AHL 2 0 0 0 2
2012–13 Eispiraten Crimmitschau 2.GBun 44 10 25 35 94
2013–14 Pustertal-Val Pusteria Wolves ITL 42 7 24 31 60 16 2 4 6 22
NHL totals 1 0 0 0 0

Awards and honours[edit]

Award Year
Central Hockey League
All-CHL Team 2010–11 [12]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Campbell signs with Columbus Blue Jackets". Alaskanooks.cstv.com. March 19, 2007. Retrieved 2008-11-12. 
  2. ^ "Campbell ready for NHL debut against Chicago". alaskanooks.cstv.com. March 29, 2007. Retrieved 2008-11-12. 
  3. ^ "Jackets trade for Avs' Rycroft". ESPN. January 22, 2008. Retrieved 2008-11-12. 
  4. ^ "Avalanche recalls Campbell". Colorado Avalanche. February 19, 2009. Retrieved 2009-06-10. 
  5. ^ "TPS signs Darcy Campbell from North America" (in Finnish). TPS. June 10, 2009. Retrieved 2009-06-10. 
  6. ^ "Darcy Campbell comes to Slavia Praha" (in Czech). HC Slavia Praha. January 16, 2010. Retrieved 2010-03-01. 
  7. ^ "Bees add experienced forward, defenseman". The Monitor. September 14, 2010. Retrieved 2010-09-16. 
  8. ^ San Antonio Rampage (September 30, 2010). "Rampage release three players". oursportscentral.com. Retrieved 2010-10-18. 
  9. ^ "Barons sign Campbell to PTO". Oklahoma City Barons. January 2, 2012. Retrieved 2012-01-02. 
  10. ^ "Eispiraten Crimmitschau commit to Canadian defender" (in German). Eispiraten Crimmitschau. June 28, 2012. Retrieved 2012-06-28. 
  11. ^ "A one game wonder for HCP" (in Italian). HC Pustertal. 2013-07-29. Retrieved 2013-07-29. 
  12. ^ "All-CHL team announced". Wane.com. March 21, 2011. Retrieved 2011-03-21. 

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