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Encyclopedia > Colin Campbell (ice hockey)
Position Defence
Shoots Right
Height
Weight
ft 1 in (1.85 m)
190 lb (86 kg)
Pro Clubs Pittsburgh Penguins
Colorado Rockies
Edmonton Oilers
Vancouver Canucks
Detroit Red Wings
Nationality  Canada
Born January 28, 1953,
London, Ontario, CAN
NHL Draft 27th overall, 1973
Pittsburgh Penguins
Pro Career 1973 – 1985

Colin Campbell (b. January 28, 1953 in London, Ontario, Canada), nicknamed "The Sheriff", is a former professional ice hockey defenceman, coach and the current Senior Vice President and Director of Hockey Operations for the National Hockey League. The position an ice hockey player plays can be divided into three basic categories: Forwards Centre Wingers Defenceman Goaltender ... Defence (defense in the U.S.A.) in hockey is a player position with a primary responsibility to prevent the opposing team from scoring goals. ... A shot in ice hockey is an attempt by a player to score a goal by striking the puck with his stick in the direction of the net. ... Adult human height generally varies little between people compared to other anthropometric measures. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with body weight. ... 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Bartleman Premier Dalton McGuinty (Liberal) Parliamentary representation  - House seats  - Senate seats 106 24 Area Total  - Land  - Water  (% of total)  Ranked 4th 1,076... Motto: (Latin for From Sea to Sea) Anthem: O Canada Royal anthem: God Save the Queen Capital Ottawa Largest city Toronto Official languages English, French Government Parliamentary democracy and federal constitutional monarchy  - Monarch Queen Elizabeth II  - Governor General Michaëlle Jean  - Prime Minister Stephen Harper Establishment    - British North America Act... The NHL Entry Draft is a collective meeting in which the franchises of the National Hockey League systematically select the rights to available amateur players who meet the eligibility requirements to play professional hockey in the NHL. // The first NHL Amateur Draft was held on June 5, 1963 at the... 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Bartleman Premier Dalton McGuinty (Liberal) Parliamentary representation  - House seats  - Senate seats 106 24 Area Total  - Land  - Water  (% of total)  Ranked 4th 1,076... Ice hockey, known simply as hockey in areas where it is more common than field hockey, is a team sport played on ice. ... Defence (defense in the U.S.A.) in hockey is a player position with a primary responsibility to prevent the opposing team from scoring goals. ... Coach in ice hockey refers to a head coach or an assistant coach given responsibility of organizing player offence and defence. ... A vice president is an officer in government or business who is next in rank below a president. ... NHL redirects here. ...


Campbell's son, Gregory Campbell, currently plays in the NHL with the Florida Panthers Gregory Campbell (born on 17 December 1983 in London, Ontario) is a Canadian ice hockey left winger who currently plays for the Florida Panthers of the NHL. He is the son of former NHL player Colin Campbell. ... The Florida Panthers are a professional ice hockey team who play in the Ft. ...

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Playing career

Campbell spent his junior career with the Peterborough Petes of the Ontario Hockey Association (later the Ontario Hockey League). He was taken in the second round of the 1973 NHL Amateur Draft, 27th overall by the Pittsburgh Penguins, and also in the first round of the 1973 WHA Amateur Draft, 5th overall, by the Vancouver Blazers. After one season with the Blazers, Campbell signed on with Pittsburgh. The Peterborough Petes is an Ontario Hockey League (OHL) team in Peterborough, Ontario, Canada. ... A typical OHL hockey game. ... A typical OHL hockey game. ... 1973 DRAFT HISTORY The 11th NHL Amateur Draft was the first to be held on a separate day from other league activities on May 15th, 1973 at Mount Royal Hotel in Montreal, Quebec so it would not overshadow the rest of the league meetings. ... The Pittsburgh Penguins are a professional ice hockey team based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. ... The 1973 WHA Amateur Draft was the first Draft for the World Hockey Association. ... The Vancouver Blazers were a professional ice hockey team that played in the World Hockey Association in the 1970s. ...


Campbell went on to play for the Penguins, Edmonton Oilers, Vancouver Canucks, and Detroit Red Wings. A scrappy, physical defender, Campbell scored just 25 goals in 11 NHL seasons while accumulating almost 1500 penalty minutes. However, he had a knack for scoring key goals in the playoffs, scoring the series-clinching goal in Pittsburgh's first-round win over the St. Louis Blues in 1975, and posting a two-goal game for the Canucks in a win against the Chicago Blackhawks en route to the Stanley Cup Finals in 1982 (he scored just 1 goal in two full regular seasons for the Canucks). The Edmonton Oilers are a professionial ice hockey team based in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. ... The Vancouver Canucks are a professional National Hockey League (NHL) ice hockey team based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. ... The Detroit Red Wings are an NHL franchise located in Detroit, Michigan. ... The St. ... The Chicago Blackhawks are a professional ice hockey team based in Chicago, Illinois. ... The Stanley Cup The Stanley Cup is the championship trophy of the National Hockey League (NHL), the major professional ice hockey league in Canada and the United States. ...


In his 11-year NHL career, Campbell appeared in 636 NHL games, posting 25 goals and 103 assists for 128 points, along with 1292 penalty minutes. He also played 78 games in the WHA, recording 3 goals and 23 points along with 191 PIM. World Hockey Association logo The World Hockey Association (French: Association Mondiale de Hockey) was a professional ice hockey league that operated in North America from 1972 to 1979. ...


Following his retirement in 1985, Campbell joined the Red Wings coaching staff.


Coaching career

Campbell stayed with the Red Wings for five seasons as an assistant coach, before moving into the same position with the New York Rangers. With the Rangers, Campbell was an assistant coach for two and a half seasons, including their 1994 Stanley Cup win. He also served as head coach of their American Hockey League affiliate, the Binghamton Rangers for 42 games. The New York Rangers are a professional ice hockey team based in New York City, New York, U.S.A.. Playing their home games at Madison Square Garden, the Rangers are one of the oldest teams in the National Hockey League, and are part of the group of teams referred... 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by United Nations. ... The Stanley Cup The Stanley Cup is the championship trophy of the National Hockey League (NHL), the major professional ice hockey league in Canada and the United States. ... The American Hockey League (AHL) is regarded as the top professional hockey league in North America outside the National Hockey League (NHL) for which it serves as the primary developmental circuit. ... The Binghamton Rangers were an ice hockey team in the American Hockey League. ...


During the 1994-95 NHL season, Campbell took over the head coaching job of the Rangers from Mike Keenan, who had a tumultuous relationship with General Manager Neil Smith. Campbell held the position for the next three and a half years, before being fired late in 1998. The 1997-98 NHL season was the first time Campbell's team failed to reach the playoffs. The 1994-95 NHL season was the 78th regular season of the National Hockey League. ... Michael Edward Keenan (born October 21, 1949 in Bowmanville, Ontario) is the former General Manager of the Florida Panthers. ... Neil Smith (born January 9, 1955 in Toronto, Ontario) was the general manager of the New York Islanders until he was unexpectedly relieved of his duties on July 18, 2006 after only 40 days. ... 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean. ... The 1997-98 NHL season was the 81st regular season of the National Hockey League. ...


NHL executive

Shortly after being fired by the Rangers, Campbell was hired by the NHL as the league's Senior Vice President and Director of Hockey Operations, taking over from the departed Brian Burke. During Campbell's tenure, the NHL has faced a number of high-profile incidents that required Campbell's attention, most notably the Marty McSorley/Donald Brashear stick-swinging incident, which resulted in a year-long suspension for McSorley, and the Todd Bertuzzi hit on Steve Moore. Brian Burke (born June 30, 1955 in Providence, Rhode Island) is an executive in the National Hockey League and currently the general manager and executive vice president of the Anaheim Ducks. ... Martin James McSorley (born May 18, 1963) is a former professional hockey player in the National Hockey League (NHL) and former head coach of the Springfield Falcons of the American Hockey League (2002-2004). ... Donald Brashear (born January 7, 1972 in Bedford, IN, USA) is an American-Canadian professional ice hockey forward who currently plays for the National Hockey Leagues Washington Capitals. ... Todd Bertuzzi (born 2 February 1975) is a Canadian professional ice hockey player in the National Hockey League (NHL) with the Florida Panthers. ... Steve Moore Steve Moore is a Canadian former ice hockey player in the [[National Hockey League]]. // Moore was born September 22, 1978 in Windsor, Ontario, Canada. ...


During the 2004-05 NHL lockout, Campbell chaired a committee that looked into adjusting NHL rules, resulting in major changes for the 2005-06 NHL season. This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... The modernized NHL shield logo was introduced for the 2005-06 season. ...


On November 1st, 2006, Colin Campbell rejected a 5 year, $7.5 million offer from the Philadelphia Flyers to be their general manager. Speculation is that he may be holding out for a possible general manager job with the Toronto Maple Leafs if current general manager John Fergusan Jr.'s contract is not renewed by season's end.

Preceded by
Mike Keenan
New York Rangers Head Coaches
1994-98
Succeeded by
John Muckler

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See also

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