English River Hockey Player Signs AHL Contract

Friday, November 12, 2010 at 14:08



The New York Islanders’ AHL affiliate has signed former La Ronge Ice Wolves’ forward Trent Campbell to a professional tryout contract.


Campbell comes to the Bridgeport Sound Tigers from the South Carolina Stingrays of the East Coast Hockey League where he had one goal and four assists in eight games through the early portion of the season.


The Beauval product recorded over a point per game last year with the Stingrays, and appeared in three games each with the AHL’s Worcester Sharks and Houston Aeros, scoring one goal in Worcester and notching one assist for Houston.


Prior to his professional debut with South Carolina in the 2007-08 season, Campbell played his collegiate hockey at Lake Superior State where he accumulated 90 points in 153 games.


The member of the English River First Nation spent three seasons with the Ice Wolves from 2000 to 2003.


In his final season in the SJHL, Campbell finished with 91 points in 60 games — which placed him third in league scoring that year.


Campbell joined his new team in Charlotte yesterday and made his debut with the Sound Tigers against the Checkers — a 6-1 Charlotte win.


He didn’t hit the scoresheet, but finished the game with a +1 rating.