James Tower Campbell
(born April 3, 1973) is a retired American
professional ice hockey
player. He played 285 games in the National Hockey League
(NHL) for the Tampa Bay Lightning
, Florida Panthers
, Chicago Blackhawks
, Montreal Canadiens
, St. Louis Blues
and Mighty Ducks of Anaheim
before finishing his career in Europe.
He was drafted by the Montreal Canadiens
round 2 #28 overall 1991 NHL Entry Draft
, but he really broke out with the St. Louis Blues
in 1996, scoring 84 points in two seasons. However, a lingering groin problem caught up with him and he started to really slump, bouncing around from team to team to league to league. He played for the Springfield Falcons
in the American Hockey League
, while contracted to the Tampa Bay Lightning
who loaned him to the Philadelphia Phantoms
midway through the 05–06 season in exchange for Dan Cavanaugh. In Philly he posted 12 goals, 17 assists, for 29 points 46 Penalty minutes in 35 games becoming a fan favorite.
Campbell played 2 games for HC Neftekhimik Nizhnekamsk
in the Russian Super League
in 2003–04 and spent 2006-07 with EHC Basel
's Nationalliga A
.Campbell, or "Soup" as he is well known as, officially hung up the skates in 2008, but still remains a force in the St. Louis hockey scene.
In 1993, Campbell won Tampere Cup
and became top scorer of this tournament.
Jim Campbell now lives in St. Louis, coaching youth teams such as the Ladue Rams 07-08 JV team. He also has been a shooter... Read More