The offseason continues to be busy for the Langley Rivermen. On Saturday, they announced they have a commitment from forward Seamus Campbell for the 2020-21 season.
Campbell is a 6’1″ 185-pound forward from St. Louis, Missouri who suited up for three different teams this past season. Most of his games were with the St. Louis Jr. Blues of the NA3HL where he picked up 15 goals and 16 assists in 47 games.
He suited up in five games for the Springfield Blues of the NAHL, scoring once. Campbell also scored seven goals and added nine assists for Kirkwood High in the USHS-MO.
Another Commitment for #RivNation. Seamus Campbell played for the St. Louis Jr Blues last season and was included in the NHL Central Scouting 2020 Mid-term Draft Ranking. Welcome to the Riv, Seamus! BCHL Network article coming soon! pic.twitter.com/xU9gtvOPTb
— Langley Rivermen (@LangleyRivermen) April 4, 2020
His on-ice play caught the eye of some US colleges and he was offered a scholarship to Quinnipiac University for 2021-22. With his commitment to Quinnipiac, Campbell became the first NA3HL player to commit to an NCAA Division 1 program since 2016.
The 2002-born forward is the son of former NHLer Jim Campbell who played for the Ducks, Blues, Canadiens, Blackhawks, Panthers and Lightning organizations. The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree as Campbell’s talent caught the eye of NHL Central Scouting, naming him to the mid-term watch list for the 2020 NHL Entry Draft.
With his ability to put up numbers and his playmaking, he should slide right into the Rivermen’s top six next season.
“We’re really excited about adding Seamus. He has natural offensive instincts and displays creative playmaking ability. Seamus has a good size frame to build on and is a smooth skater.” Rivermen Coach Bobby Henderson said. “When you watch him play, his hockey IQ is what really stands out. He has a tremendous upside.”
SEAMUS CAMPBELL SCORES!! We are tied at 1-1 midway through the 2nd! pic.twitter.com/RvJ3fUdIq0
— St. Louis Jr. Blues (@JrBluesHockey) February 29, 2020
As a quick fun fact, Campbell played with former Rivermen players Ryan Helliwell and Kalen Szeto on the BC Junior Canucks at the Brick Tournament in 2012.