Greg Campbell turned heads during his NCAA rookie campaign for all the right reasons.
A top-four defender right off the bat, Campbell finished sixth in the NCAA among ECAC Hockey rookie defensemen with eight points following the 2015-2016 season. For a freshman, it showed that Campbell had what it takes to play with some of the greatest players outside of professional hockey and proved to scouts that he can produce in a league that has a strong emphasis on defense.
His best stretch of the month came at the tail end of just his first month of action on October 31st, where he began a five-game point streak with five assists in that time. A strong offensive leader with his former junior club, the Oakville Blades, Campbell was third in rookie scoring on Union after earning Oakville’s MVP award the previous year.
Campbell started off his sophomore campaign with an even better start, recording his first two-point performance against Yale on November 4th and is on pace for around ten points, despite missing time with a knee injury.