Scott Campbell (ice hockey, born 1957)

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Scott Campbell
Born (1957-06-22) June 22, 1957 (age 57)
Toronto, ON, CAN
Height 6 ft 3 in (191 cm)
Weight 205 lb (93 kg; 14 st 9 lb)
Position Defence
Shot Left
Played for WHA
Houston Aeros
Winnipeg Jets
NHL
Winnipeg Jets
St. Louis Blues
CHL
Tulsa Oilers
Salt Lake Golden Eagles
NHL Draft 9th overall, 1977
St. Louis Blues
WHA Draft 1st overall, 1977
Houston Aeros
Playing career 1977–1982

Gary Scott Campbell[1] (born June 22, 1957) is a former ice hockey defenceman who was drafted first overall by the Houston Aeros of the World Hockey Association (WHA) in the 1977 WHA Amateur Draft. Campbell was born in Toronto, Ontario, but grew up in Galt, Ontario.

Playing career[edit]

After a stellar junior career with the London Knights, Campbell was also selected in the first round by the St. Louis Blues of the National Hockey League but opted to join the WHA. He played 149 WHA games for the Aeros and the Winnipeg Jets, and shifted to the NHL when the Jets joined that league in 1980. He (along with Morris Lukowich) was one of two players protected by the Jets from the dispersal draft, showing the faith the team had in his abilities. However, the cold weather in Winnipeg exacerbated a chronic asthma condition and he requested a trade after a season in Winnipeg. The asthma condition ultimately forced him into retirement at the age of 25 after briefly also playing for the St. Louis Blues. After retiring, he became involved in harness racing and found success as a stable owner.

Career statistics[edit]

    Regular Season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1973-74 Guelph Biltmore Mad Hatters SOJHL 0 0 0 0 0
1974-75 London Knights OHA 68 4 15 19 52
1975-76 London Knights OHA 62 6 25 31 46
1976-77 London Knights OHA 60 23 44 67 86
1977-78 Houston Aeros WHA 75 8 29 37 116 6 1 1 2 8
1978-79 Winnipeg Jets WHA 74 3 15 18 248 10 0 2 2 25
1979-80 Winnipeg Jets NHL 63 3 17 20 136
1980-81 Winnipeg Jets NHL 14 1 4 5 55
1980-81 Tulsa Oilers CHL 3 0 0 0 9
1981-82 St. Louis Blues NHL 3 0 0 0 52
1981-82 Salt Lake Golden Eagles CHL 3 0 1 1 31
WHA Totals 149 11 44 55 364 16 1 3 4 33
NHL Totals 80 4 21 25 243

References[edit]

  1. ^ Surgent, Scott (2013). The Complete World Hockey Association, 9e. Tempe, Arizonia. p. 224. ISBN 1-490967400. 

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Bernie Federko
St. Louis Blues first round draft pick
1977
Succeeded by
Wayne Babych
Preceded by
Richard Mulhern
Houston Aeros first round draft pick
1977
Succeeded by
None