After being drafted by the Montreal Canadiens 28th overall in 1991, Jim Campbell had two 40+ goal seasons in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. Also, while putting up impressive numbers in the Q, the Massachusetts native represented the United States in the 1992 and 1993 World Junior Championships and 1994 Lillehammer Olympics. After a very successful junior career, Campbell spent a couple seasons with the Canadiens AHL affiliate before being traded to the Mighty Ducks in 1996.
The Ducks only gave Campbell a sweater 16 times and he eventually signed as a free agent with the St. Louis Blues in 1996. With the Blues, Jim Campbell was a breakout player posting two 20+ goal NHL seasons. For the 1996-1997 season, he was named to the NHL All-Rookie Team. A pesky groin problem kept him out of the regular NHL lineup for several clubs. He ended his professional career in Switzerland having played 285 NHL games and scoring 61 goals on NHL ice.
As the youngest member of the NHL Alumni team, Jim Campbell will probably skate circles around us.
You can see Jim Campbell and the rest of the NHL Alumni take on members of the Hagerstown Adult Hockey League for the benefit of the Hagerstown Ice & Sports Complex and Hagerstown Youth Hockey Association on September 25th at 5:00pm. Click here for more details.