Scott Campbell (ice hockey, born 1957)
Gary Scott Campbell (born June 22, 1957) is a former ice hockey defenceman who was drafted first overall by the Houston Aeros of the World Hockey Association (WHA) in the 1977 WHA Amateur Draft. Campbell was born in Toronto, Ontario, but grew up in Guelph, Ontario.
June 22, 1957|
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
|Height||6 ft 3 in (191 cm)|
|Weight||205 lb (93 kg; 14 st 9 lb)|
St. Louis Blues
Salt Lake Golden Eagles
9th overall, 1977|
St. Louis Blues
1st overall, 1977|
After a stellar junior career with the London Knights, Campbell was selected first overall by the Houston Aeros of the World Hockey Association (WHA) in the 1977 WHA Amateur Draft, as well as 9th overall by the St. Louis Blues of the National Hockey League (NHL) in the 1977 NHL Amateur Draft. Campbell opted to join the Aeros.
Campbell played 149 WHA games for the Aeros and the Winnipeg Jets, and shifted to the NHL when the Jets joined that league in 1980. He (along with Morris Lukowich) was one of two players protected by the Jets from the dispersal draft, showing the faith the team had in his abilities. However, the cold weather in Winnipeg exacerbated a chronic asthma condition and he requested a trade after a season in Winnipeg. The asthma condition ultimately forced him into retirement at the age of 25 after briefly also playing for the St. Louis Blues.
After retiring from professional hockey, Campbell became involved in harness racing and found success as a stable owner.
|1973–74||Guelph Biltmore Mad Hatters||SOJHL||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—|
|1981–82||St. Louis Blues||NHL||3||0||0||0||52||—||—||—||—||—|
|1981–82||Salt Lake Golden Eagles||AHL||3||0||1||1||31||—||—||—||—||—|
- Surgent, Scott (2013). The Complete World Hockey Association, 9e. Tempe, Arizona. p. 224. ISBN 1-490967400.
- Scott Campbell career statistics at EliteProspects.com
- Scott Campbell career statistics at The Internet Hockey Database
| St. Louis Blues first round draft pick
| WHA First Overall Draft Pick
| Houston Aeros first round draft pick