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Andrew "Soupy" Campbell[1] (born February 4, 1988) is a Canadian professional ice hockey Defenseman. He is currently an unrestricted free agent who most recently played for the Rockford IceHogs in the American Hockey League (AHL) while under contract with the Chicago Blackhawks organization of the National Hockey League (NHL). Campbell was drafted by the Los Angeles Kings in the 3rd round, 74th overall of the 2008 NHL Entry Draft. Campbell was born and raised in Caledonia, Ontario.

Andrew Campbell
Andrew Campbell Monarchs.jpg
Campbell playing for the Manchester Monarchs in 2011
Born (1988-02-04) February 4, 1988 (age 31)
Caledonia, Ontario, Canada
Height 6 ft 4 in (193 cm)
Weight 206 lb (93 kg; 14 st 10 lb)
Position Defence
Shoots Left
NHL team
Former teams
Free Agent
Los Angeles Kings
Arizona Coyotes
Toronto Maple Leafs
NHL Draft 74th overall, 2008
Los Angeles Kings
Playing career 2008–present

Playing careerEdit

Campbell played three seasons of major junior hockey with the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL).

Campbell began his professional career playing for the Manchester Monarchs of the American Hockey League (AHL) during the 2008–09 AHL season. On July 3, 2012 he was signed by the Los Angeles Kings to a two-year Entry-level contract.[2]

On April 5, 2014, after playing 444 games in the AHL,[3] Campbell finally made his NHL debut to skate 14:41 with the Los Angeles Kings in a 2-1 loss against the Vancouver Canucks.[4]

After spending the first six years of his professional career entirely within the Kings organization, Campbell left as a free agent to sign a one-year contract with the Arizona Coyotes on July 1, 2014.[5] In the 2014–15 season, Campbell was originally assigned to AHL affiliate, the Portland Pirates. Campbell would later be recalled and remained in the NHL for the duration of the season with the lowly Coyotes, appearing in 33 games from the blueline.

Despite experiencing a break through season in the NHL, Campbell was unable to attract an NHL offer as a free agent and on July 3, 2015, was signed to a one-year AHL contract with the Toronto Marlies.[6] Later that year, on September 29, Campbell signed a two-year, two-way contract with the Marlies' parent club, the Toronto Maple Leafs. He was reassigned to continue with the Marlies, and was later named team captain.

In an article from the Sachem.ca (formerly the Caledonia Sachem), published April 5, 2016, Campbell cited his multi-sport childhood as a main driver of his success in professional hockey. "I played a lot of golf and baseball. Many of the skills in those sports cross over with hockey. My neighbours also possessed more talent than I did in baseball-based games such as pickle and tennis-ball home-run derbies, so consistently losing to them only made me work harder to become a better athlete."

On July 1, 2017, having left the Maple Leafs as a free agent, Campbell agreed to a return with the Arizona Coyotes in signing a two-year, two-way contract.[7]

On July 12, 2018, Campbell was part of a multi-player trade by the Coyotes along with Marcus Krüger, Jordan Maletta, prospect MacKenzie Entwistle, and a fifth-round pick in 2019 to the Chicago Blackhawks in exchange for the contract of Marián Hossa, Vinnie Hinostroza, Jordan Oesterle, and a third-round pick in 2019.[8]

Career statisticsEdit

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2005–06 Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds OHL 31 1 3 4 23 3 0 0 0 4
2006–07 Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds OHL 63 4 14 18 75 13 0 1 1 6
2007–08 Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds OHL 68 13 22 35 64 14 2 3 5 13
2008–09 Manchester Monarchs AHL 72 3 5 8 72
2009–10 Manchester Monarchs AHL 74 2 9 11 68 16 1 4 5 6
2010–11 Manchester Monarchs AHL 76 1 11 12 68 7 0 0 0 0
2011–12 Manchester Monarchs AHL 76 2 17 19 54 4 0 0 0 9
2012–13 Manchester Monarchs AHL 47 2 9 11 40 4 0 0 0 2
2013–14 Manchester Monarchs AHL 69 3 13 16 58 4 1 0 1 0
2013–14 Los Angeles Kings NHL 3 0 0 0 0
2014–15 Portland Pirates AHL 40 3 9 12 30
2014–15 Arizona Coyotes NHL 33 0 1 1 10
2015–16 Toronto Marlies AHL 66 9 15 24 72 9 0 2 2 4
2015–16 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 6 0 1 1 2
2016–17 Toronto Marlies AHL 75 6 16 22 62 11 0 1 1 8
2017–18 Tucson Roadrunners AHL 60 2 4 6 44 9 1 3 4 6
2018–19 Rockford IceHogs AHL 64 3 5 8 50
NHL totals 42 0 2 2 12

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Kings give Andrew 'Soupy' Campbell his shot". LA Times. April 5, 2014. Retrieved April 5, 2014.
  2. ^ "Campbell signs two-year contract with Kings". Los Angeles Kings. July 3, 2012. Retrieved July 4, 2012.
  3. ^ "Monday musings". Canadian Broadcast Corporation. April 5, 2014. Retrieved April 5, 2014.
  4. ^ "Canucks defeat Kings". National Hockey League. April 5, 2014. Retrieved April 5, 2014.
  5. ^ "Coyotes sign Bolduc, Campbell, Hodgman, McKeena and Reese". Arizona Coyotes. July 1, 2014. Retrieved July 1, 2014.
  6. ^ "Marlies agree to terms with five". Toronto Marlies. July 3, 2015. Archived from the original on July 5, 2015. Retrieved July 3, 2015.
  7. ^ "Coyotes sign Campbell, Hanley, Rinaldo and Sislo". Arizona Coyotes. July 1, 2017. Retrieved July 1, 2017.
  8. ^ "Blackhawks trade Hossa's contract to Coyotes in package deal". The Sports Network. July 12, 2018. Retrieved July 12, 2018.

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