Vern Campigatto

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Vern Campigotto
Born (1948-02-26) February 26, 1948 (age 69)
Thunder Bay, ON, CAN
Height 5 ft 10 in (178 cm)
Weight 177 lb (80 kg; 12 st 9 lb)
Position Centre
Shot Left
Played for Johnstown Jets (EHL/NAHL)
Johnstown Wings (NEHL)
Playing career 1971–1979

Vern Campigotto (born February 26, 1948) is a Canadian former professional ice hockey player.

Campigotto attended Lakehead University where he played CIAU hockey with the Lakehead Thunderwolves.

Campigotto went on to play seven seasons of professional hockey, playing 433 games with the Johnstown Jets of the EHL/NAHL, and another 48 games with the Johnstown Wings of the Northeastern Hockey League, before retiring following the 1978–79 season.

Campigotto also appeared in the 1977 movie Slap Shot. During the opening sequence Campigotto, wearing jersey #14, collides with a teammate wearing the #2 allowing the Chiefs to score. The player Campigotto runs into was his real life Johnstown Jets teammate, Bill Reed.[1]


  1. ^ "1974 NHL DRAFT PICK: Bill Reed". Hockey Draft Retrieved February 22, 2014. 

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