Describes himself as a "quick, fast skater with strong playmaking abilities ... extremely creative and sees the ice well ... strong defensively and hard working in all three zones" ... hometown of Hamilton, with a population of 500,000, is located in southwestern Ontario ... favorite player is Steve Yzerman because "he is a great leader, puts the team ahead of himself and dominates when he's on the ice" ... Favorites: Magazine - Sports Illustrated; Music - hip hop, especially Tupac; Movies - Wedding Crashers and Scarface; Television Show - Everybody Loves Raymond; Actress - Sandra Bullock; Actor - Al Pacino; Team - Detroit Red Wings; Athletes - Jarome Iginla and David Beckham; Foods - pasta and burgers; Television Channel - Headline Sports... played with Notre Dame senior goalie David Brown in Hamilton.
Ohio State Career An Ohio-State Scholar-Athlete as a freshman.
2005-06 (Sophomore Season) Played in 34 games ... had career-best five goals, seven assists and 12 points ... first star of the game vs. Ferris State Feb. 18 with power-play goal and an assist ... scored in third period vs. Wisconsin Feb. 11 at Lambeau Field in Frozen Tundra Hockey Classic ... tied career best with two goals at Alaska Jan. 20 and was +2 in the game ... scored first goal of the season vs. Bowling Green Jan. 6 ... two assists at Western Michigan Oct. 29 for first career helpers and tied career best of two points; career-high +3 in the game ... also had assists vs. Nebraska-Omaha Jan. 14, Miami Jan. 10, Holy Cross Dec. 29 and at Notre Dame Nov. 26 ... even or better in all but eight games and had seven games with a +1 or better rating.
2004-05 (Freshman Season) Played in 12 games, recording three goals ... career-best two goals in win over Northern Michigan Nov. 14, including the gamewinner on the power play ... scored first career goal vs. St. Cloud State ... had 11 shots and six penalty minutes on the year.
Prior to Ohio State 2004 Hamilton Red Wings Team MVP while serving as an alternate captain ... ranked second on the squad and sixth in the Ontario Provincial Junior Hockey League in scoring with 30-56-86 totals in 49 games ... Hamilton Kilty's Most Improved Player in 2003 with 24-42-66 line in 48 games ... fourth on the Kilty's in scoring as a 17-year old ... Kilty's Rookie of the Year in 2002, posting 12-16-28 in 46 outings... won the Top Sportsman Player of the 2001 OHL Cup Provincial Championship Tournament ... played in the world semifinals of the Quebec peewee tournament vs. Russia.
Off the Ice Born March 24, 1986 in Hamilton, Ontario ... son of Brian and Lori Campbell ... father played football at Ottawa University ... has a brother, Joel (25), a graduate of McMaster University, and two sisters, Alexandria (23), a student at McMaster, and Reesa (16) ... enjoys soccer and music ... majoring in family resource management in the school of human ecology.
Buckeyes at NHL Development Camps