Colin Campbell

by Travis on May 21, 2015

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Colin Campbell, LW

Shoots:  L

Height: 6-1

Weight: 201

Born: 1991-04-17

Hometown: Pickering, ON

Drafted: Signed by Detroit as a free agent March 17th 2014

 

 

 

Observations:

May 2015- Colin Campbell, Detroit's college free agent signing from 2014 struggled in 2015 where he found himself frequently in-and-out of the lineup. He still found his way into 44 games for the Griffin's this season, but he hasn't been able to carve out a top 12 role with the team. He proved this year that he's years away from making an appearance at the NHL level if at all. His two goals and three assists show that his offensive game is virtually non existent at this point, but things can change in a hurry especially if given a greater role. At this point he shouldn't be anywhere near your fantasy radar for both short-term and long-term. Travis Watson

 

May 2014- Colin Campbell is a sturdy, gritty winger who just loves to battle. He’s the sand paper to the many skill guys already entrenched in the prospect cupboard for the Wings and will bring a much needed dimension to the team. His ability to crash and bang while still protecting the puck and adding a little offense when called upon is a big asset to any team and will help him potentially fill and hold down a bottom six role in the future. Detroit needs more from their bottom six and if Campbell can play effectively in Grand Rapids next season game-in and game-out he could be a player that gets an opportunity in Detroit sooner rather than later. Travis Watson

 

March 2014- The Detroit Red Wings have once again dipped into the college free agent market in March and signed forward Colin Campbell to a two-year two-way contract. The hard nosed Campbell will be assigned to Grand Rapids for the remainder of the season on an amateur tryout basis with his contract set to begin for the 2014-15 season. The Pickering Ontario native played his College hockey at Lake Superior State and just finished up his senior season posting career highs in goals (14), points(29) and penalty minutes(26). It was a nice bounce back campaign for Campbell after missing all but nine games of his junior campaign due to recovery from offseason surgery. He should be a great complement to Detroit’s top prospects since most fall under the skill bracket and don’t bring much grit to their game like the former Vaughn Viper does. With Campbell’s strong work ethic and brute strength he’s hoping to hold true the old saying that hard work beats talent any day. Travis Watson

 

Fantasy Outlook: D

Campbell is likely destined for a bottom six role but he is one of those players that can make an impact on the ice no matter what role they play. Luke Glendening and Justin Abdelkader would be good comparisons.

 

 

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Campbell’s days as a Vaughn Viper:

 

 

 

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