On Thursday, former Soo Greyhounds defenceman Andrew “Soupy” Campbell was part of a seven player trade that took place in the NHL.
The Chicago Blackhawks have dealt retired forward Marian Hossa’s contract along forward Vinnie Hinostroza, defenceman Jordan Oesterle and a 3rd round pick in 2019 to the Arizona Coyotes in exchange for forwards Marcus Kruger, MacKenzie Entwistle, Jordan Maletta, defenceman Andrew Campbell and a 5th round pick in 2019.
With the trade of Hossa’s rights to the Coyotes, the Blackhawks are now able to clear the $5.275 million cap hit for the remaining three seasons left on his 12-year contract.
Campbell, who spent three seasons with the Soo Greyhounds from 2005-2008, scored 18 goals and set up 39 others in 162 games, before being selected by the Los Angeles Kings in the 3rd round (74th overall) in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft.
The Caledonia, Ontario native was selected by the Soo Greyhounds in the 15th round (281st overall) in the 2004 OHL Priority Selection, and was coached under former Hounds head coach Craig Hartsburg during his time in the Soo.
During his rookie season with the Hounds in 2005-2006, Campbell also played two games with the NOJHL’s Soo Thunderbirds.
The 30 year old defenceman spent last season with the AHL’s Tucson Roadrunners, where he scored twice and set up 4 others in 60 games.
He also served as captain of the Tucson Roadrunners during the 2017-2018 season.
So far in his AHL career, Campbell wore the “C” for three teams, including the Manchester Monarchs, Toronto Marlies and Tucson Roadrunners.
In 42 career NHL games with the Los Angeles Kings, Arizona Coyotes and Toronto Maple Leafs, Campbell has 0 goals and 2 assists.