Cam Severson

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Cam Severson
Born (1978-08-15) August 15, 1978 (age 37)
Norquay, SK, CAN
Height 6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Weight 229 lb (104 kg; 16 st 5 lb)
Position Left Wing
Shot Left
CHL team
Former teams
Mississippi RiverKings
Straubing Tigers (DEL)
Linz EHC (Austria)
Syracuse Crunch (AHL)
Omaha Ak-Sar-Ben Knights (AHL)
Columbus Blue Jackets (NHL)
Milwaukee Admirals (AHL)
Cincinnati Mighty Ducks (AHL)
Mighty Ducks of Anaheim (NHL)
Hartford Wolf Pack (AHL)
Quad City Mallards (UHL)
Portland Pirates (AHL)
Peoria Rivermen (ECHL)
Louisiana IceGators (ECHL)
Oklahoma City Blazers (CHL)
Steaua Rangers (Romania)
NHL Draft 192nd overall, 1997
San Jose Sharks
Playing career 1999–2010

Cam Severson (born August 15, 1978 in Norquay, Saskatchewan) is a Canadian professional ice hockey centre.


He was drafted in the eighth round, 192nd overall, by the San Jose Sharks in the 1997 NHL Entry Draft.


After playing five full seasons in the Western Hockey League and part of a sixth, Severson joined the Central Hockey League's Oklahoma City Blazers during the 1998–99 season. He spent the 1999–2000 season in the East Coast Hockey League and part of the 2000–01 season in the United Hockey League before joining the American Hockey League. He was spent the majority of his professional career playing for various AHL teams, but has made a few stops in the National Hockey League.

Severson played two games for the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim during the 2002–03 season and 31 during the 2003–04 season, during which he scored three goals. Most recently, he appeared in games with the Columbus Blue Jackets in the 2005–06 season, after his rights were acquired from the Calgary Flames on February 28 in exchange for Cale Hulse.

He moved to Germany's Deutsche Eishockey Liga in 2006, joining the Straubing Tigers. He stayed with the Tigers partway through the 2007–08 season and then moved on to play for the Linz Black Wings or the Erste Bank Liga for the remainder of the season.

In 2008 he was offered a job as an assistant coach of the Spokane Chiefs, a major junior team in the Western Hockey League, but instead joined Steaua Bucureşti Hockey, a Romanian Hockey League team. Severson became both the first Canadian and former NHL player to play in Romania. Mid-way through the season, Severson was named assistant coach of the team, and promoted to head coach.[1] He was a coach/player of Steaua Bucureşti Hockey of the Romanian Hockey League and Liga MOL in Romania[1] and joined on 18 August back to USA to sign for Mississippi RiverKingsas a player coach.

Coaching career[edit]

In 2010, he joined the Spokane Jr. Chiefs Bantam AAA Hockey Team in Spokane, WA as their head coach.[2] He also puts on various camps throughout the year at the Eagles Ice-a-Rena, including Sever's Summer Hockey School, and enlists the help of current and former WHL and KIJHL players, such as Tyler Johnson and Tanner Mort of the Spokane Chiefs, Tyler Alos of the Seattle Thunderbirds, and others.[3] In 2012, he founded Compete Hockey Schools and Compete Hockey Academy based out of Coeur d'Alene Idaho, Compete Hockey Schools runs numerous youth hockey development camps throughout Washington, Idaho and Alaska.[4] Compete Hockey Academy is the first Hockey Prep School Program in the Western United States.[5] Compete Hockey Academy teams play in the Canadian Sports School Hockey League [6] as well as attend various showcase tournaments throughout the United States. Compete Hockey Academy currently has 15-, 16-, 17- and 18-year-old players from Alaska, Arizona, Colorado, Wyoming, Washington, Idaho, Texas, Canada, Russia and the Ukraine.


  1. ^ a b Manninen, Henrik (2009-03-31). "A Canadian in Bucharest". IIHF. Retrieved 2009-04-02. 
  2. ^ "Spokane Jr. Chiefs Bantam AAA Hockey Team". Retrieved 2011-03-14. 
  3. ^ "Sever's Summer Hockey School". Retrieved 2011-03-14. 
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