Matt Campanale

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Matt Campanale
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Born (1988-02-14) February 14, 1988 (age 31)
Chester Springs, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Height 5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Weight 200 lb (91 kg; 14 st 4 lb)
Position Defense
Shot Left
Played for New York Islanders
Milano Rossoblu
NHL Draft Undrafted
Playing career 2011–2015

Matt Campanale (born February 14, 1988) is an American former professional ice hockey defenseman who played in the National Hockey League with the New York Islanders. He is from Chester Springs, Pennsylvania.

Playing career[edit]

As a youth, Campanale played in the 2001 and 2002 Quebec International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournaments with the Philadelphia Flyers minor ice hockey team.[1]

Campanale played four seasons of collegiate hockey with the New Hampshire Wildcats men's ice hockey team before signing an amateur try-out contract with the Bridgeport Sound Tigers of the American Hockey League following the 2010–11 NCAA season. After two games with the Sound Tigers, Campanale was surprisingly signed to an amateur try-out contract with Bridgeports' NHL affiliate, the New York Islanders, after their defense was overcome with injury.[2]

He made his NHL debut the same day on April 6, 2011, playing over eight minutes on defense and picking up two penalty minutes in a 3-2 loss to the Boston Bruins.[3][4][5][6]

In his first full professional season in 2011–12, Campanale signed in the ECHL with the Bakersfield Condors. After 8 games he was traded to fellow ECHL competitor the Elmira Jackals, where he remained for the majority of the season. On July 23, 2012, Campanale re-signed with the Jackals to a one-year extension.[7]

On August 8, 2013, Campanale moved to his fourth ECHL club, signing a one-year deal with reigning champions the Reading Royals.[8]

Despite re-signing with the Royals for a second season on August 20, 2014, Campanalae opted to leave for Europe in signing a one-year deal with Italian Serie A club, Hockey Milano Rossoblu.[9]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2005–06 Green Mountain Glades EJHL 44 4 18 22 27 2 0 0 0 0
2006–07 Green Mountain Glades EJHL 43 8 25 33 37
2007–08 U. of New Hampshire HE 6 0 0 0 0
2008–09 U. of New Hampshire HE 22 0 1 1 6
2009–10 U. of New Hampshire HE 39 3 9 12 10
2010–11 U. of New Hampshire HE 39 0 11 11 16
2010–11 Bridgeport Sound Tigers AHL 5 0 0 0 0
2010–11 New York Islanders NHL 1 0 0 0 2
2011–12 Bakersfield Condors ECHL 8 1 0 1 4
2011–12 Elmira Jackals ECHL 58 6 16 22 18 10 1 0 1 2
2011–12 Binghamton Senators AHL 1 0 0 0 0
2012–13 Elmira Jackals ECHL 40 1 10 11 12
2012–13 Las Vegas Wranglers ECHL 28 3 5 8 6 7 2 4 6 2
2013–14 Reading Royals ECHL 71 7 19 26 30 5 0 0 0 0
2014–15 Hockey Milano Rossoblu ITL 37 8 16 24 30 9 1 5 6 4
NHL totals 1 0 0 0 2

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Pee-Wee players who have reached NHL or WHA" (PDF). Quebec International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournament. 2018. Retrieved 2019-02-15.
  2. ^ "Islanders agree to terms with Matt Campanale on amateur try-out contract". New York Islanders. 2011-04-06. Retrieved 2011-04-06.
  3. ^ Concord Monitor, April 7, 2011: UNH's Campanale gets call
  4. ^ "New York Islanders Game Preview: Shorthanded Isles Face Bruins in Beantown". Bleacher Report. Retrieved 10 April 2011.
  5. ^ "Islanders Agree To Terms With Defensemen Matt Campanale On Amateur Tryout Contract". islanders.nhl.com. Retrieved 10 April 2011.
  6. ^ "Career Stats". hockeyreference.com. Retrieved 10 April 2011.
  7. ^ "Jackals ink pair of familiar faces". Elmira Jackals. 2012-07-23. Retrieved 2012-07-23.
  8. ^ "Royals agree to terms with Matt Campanale". Reading Royals. 2013-08-08. Retrieved 2012-08-08.
  9. ^ "Second foreigner defenseman signs for Milano" (in Italian). Hockey Milano Rossoblu. 2014-08-20. Retrieved 2014-08-20.

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