LOS ANGELES, CA — The Los Angeles Kings, 2012 Stanley Cup Champion and parent club of the Manchester Monarchs, have signed defenseman Andrew Campbell to a two-year contract, Kings President/General Manager Dean Lombardi announced today.
Campbell, 24, had 19 points (2-17=19), 54 penalty minutes and a plus-14 rating in 76 games with the Monarchs of the American Hockey League while serving as an alternate captain this past season. His 19 points and 17 assists both served as AHL career highs, and so did his plus-14 rating.
At the conclusion of the 2011-12 regular season, Campbell was named the winner of the Monarchs' Mark Bavis Unsung Hero award for the second straight year (voted on by Monarchs players) and he shared the Monarchs Community Service award with teammate, defenseman Thomas Hickey.
The 6-foot-3, 207-pound Campbell is a native of Caledonia, Ontario, and he has skated with Manchester in each of the past four seasons.
Campbell was selected in the third-round (74th overall) in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft, and he has 50 points (8-42=50) and 262 penalty minutes in 298 career AHL regular season games — all with the Monarchs. Additionally, he has five points (1-4=5) and 28 penalty minutes in 27 career AHL postseason games.
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