Jim Campbell (ice hockey)

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Jim Campbell
Born (1973-04-03) April 3, 1973 (age 41)
Worcester, MA, USA
Height 6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Weight 205 lb (93 kg; 14 st 9 lb)
Position Right Wing
Shot Right
Played for Mighty Ducks of Anaheim
St. Louis Blues
Montreal Canadiens
Chicago Blackhawks
Florida Panthers
Tampa Bay Lightning
National team  United States
NHL Draft 28th overall, 1991
Montreal Canadiens
Playing career 1993–2007

James Tower Campbell (born April 3, 1973) is a retired American professional ice hockey player. He played 285 games in the National Hockey League (NHL) for the Tampa Bay Lightning, Florida Panthers, Chicago Blackhawks, Montreal Canadiens, St. Louis Blues and Mighty Ducks of Anaheim before finishing his career in Europe. Campbell was born in Worcester, Massachusetts, but grew up in Westborough, Massachusetts.

Playing career[edit]

He was drafted by the Montreal Canadiens round 2 #28 overall 1991 NHL Entry Draft, but he really broke out with the St. Louis Blues in 1996, scoring 84 points in two seasons. However, a lingering groin problem caught up with him and he started to really slump, bouncing around from team to team to league to league. He played for the Springfield Falcons in the American Hockey League, while contracted to the Tampa Bay Lightning who loaned him to the Philadelphia Phantoms midway through the 05–06 season in exchange for Dan Cavanaugh. In Philly he posted 12 goals, 17 assists, for 29 points 46 Penalty minutes in 35 games becoming a fan favorite.

Campbell played 2 games for HC Neftekhimik Nizhnekamsk in the Russian Super League in 2003–04 and spent 2006-07 with EHC Basel in Switzerland's Nationalliga A. Campbell, or "Soup" as he is well known as, officially hung up the skates in 2008, but still remains a force in the St. Louis hockey scene.

In 1993, Campbell won Tampere Cup and became top scorer of this tournament.

Jim Campbell now lives in St. Louis, coaching youth teams such as the Ladue Rams 07-08 JV team. He also has been a shooter at Racine Goalie Academy camps. He currently coaches the Whitfield Warriors who are so far undefeated in their 2009-10 season.

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1991–92 Hull Olympiques QMJHL 64 41 44 85 51
1992–93 Hull Olympiques QMJHL 50 42 29 71 66
1993–94 Fredericton Canadiens AHL 19 6 17 23 6
1994–95 Fredericton Canadiens AHL 77 27 24 51 103 12 0 7 7 8
1995–96 Fredericton Canadiens AHL 44 28 23 51 24
1995–96 Baltimore Bandits AHL 16 13 7 20 8 12 7 5 12 10
1995–96 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim NHL 16 2 3 5 36
1996–97 St. Louis Blues NHL 68 23 20 43 68 4 1 0 1 6
1997–98 St. Louis Blues NHL 76 22 19 41 55 10 7 3 10 12
1998–99 St. Louis Blues NHL 55 4 21 25 41
1999–00 Worcester IceCats AHL 66 31 34 65 88 9 1 2 3 6
1999–00 Manitoba Moose IHL 10 1 3 4 10
1999–00 St. Louis Blues NHL 2 0 0 0 9
2000–01 Quebec Citadelles AHL 3 5 0 5 6
2000–01 Montreal Canadiens NHL 57 9 11 20 53
2001–02 Norfolk Admirals AHL 44 11 14 25 66 4 3 1 4 2
2001–02 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 9 1 1 2 4
2002–03 San Antonio Rampage AHL 64 16 37 53 55 1 0 0 0 0
2002–03 Florida Panthers NHL 1 0 0 0 0
2003–04 Chicago Wolves AHL 41 10 13 23 41
2003–04 HC Neftekhimik Nizhnekamsk RSL 2 0 0 0 2
2004–05 Bridgeport Sound Tigers AHL 46 8 12 20 64
2004–05 Springfield Falcons AHL 13 2 5 7 8
2005–06 Springfield Falcons AHL 32 12 12 24 24
2005–06 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 1 0 0 0 2
2005–06 Philadelphia Phantoms AHL 35 12 17 29 46
2006–07 EHC Basel NLA 8 2 3 5 12
2006–07 EHC Visp NLB 16 8 14 22 46
NHL totals 285 61 75 136 268 14 8 3 11 18

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