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|1977 NHL DRAFT PICK|
Selected in first round
9 overall by St. Louis Blues
Born June 22, 1957
Height: 6-3 Weight: 205
|BEFORE THE DRAFT|
Birthplace: Toronto, Ontario (Canada)
PRE-DRAFT AWARDS AND HONORS
Miscellaneous: Attended Sir Wilfrid Laurier Secondary School in London,
Ontario. ... Was London's
first-round pick in 1974 OMJHL midget draft.
| Debut: October 10, 1979 (Winnipeg at
Numbers: 7 (Winnipeg); 4 (St. Louis)
Stanley Cup: Never won.
Retired August 1982
|CAREER NHL STATISTICS|
Winnipeg, St. Louis||80||
AWARDS AND HONORS
1979-80: Played on first Winnipeg Jets NHL team.
Miscellaneous: His first NHL game was also first game in history of
Winnipeg/Phoenix franchise. ... Missed most of 1980-81 season with separated
shoulder, an injury suffered in Winnipeg's Nov. 24, 1980, game vs. Philadelphia. ...
Missed St. Louis' 1981 training camp due to chronic, severe headaches that
were made worse by skating. Played three games for Blues in November 1981, but
sat out remainder of season as pain, diagnosed as vascular migraine headaches
on Nov. 14, 1981, continued to plague him. The headaches were caused by the
medication he was taking to control his asthma, which had intensified during
his years in frigid Winnipeg climate. ... Retired prior to St. Louis' 1982
training camp due to the headaches and asthma.
|Post-Draft Teams: Houston, Winnipeg (WHA);
Tulsa (CHL); Salt Lake (CHL)|
AWARDS AND HONORS
WHA Avco Trophy: 1979 (Winnipeg)
WHA Draft Pick: 1977 (by Houston,
No. 1 overall in Round 1)
Winnipeg (WHA) Records: Most penalty
minutes in one season (248 PIM in 1978-79)
WHA Penalty-Minutes Leader: 1978-79
(Winnipeg) (248 PIM)
1981-82: Played three games for CHL regular-season champion
Salt Lake team while attempting to come back from chronic headaches.
Coaching Career: Named Toronto (MTJHL) head coach prior to 1993-94 season
and held position through 1993-94 season. ... Served as Sturgeon Falls (NOJHL)
head coach in mid-1990s. ... Named Rayside-Balfour (NOJHL) head coach on Aug.
9, 1998, and held position until June 5, 1999. ... Named Collingwood (OPJHL)
head coach on June 5, 1999, and remained in that position through 2000-01
Miscellaneous: Went straight to WHA
after draft, becoming the highest 1977 draft choice to take that route. ...
Sold by Houston (WHA) to Winnipeg (WHA) as Houston prepared to fold in July
1978. ... Was involved in harness racing after retirement as owner of a
Personal: Full name is Scott Gary Campbell.
|HOW HE GOT AWAY|
|WHA/EXPANSION: Campbell did not sign with
St. Louis after the draft, instead jumping to the WHA. He did not enter the NHL until the
1979 NHL-WHA merger. St. Louis briefly regained his rights in the NHL Reclaim Draft on June 9,
1979, but Winnipeg
immediately took him back as part of its privilege to protect three players from its WHA franchise.
Two years later, St. Louis got him back when it received Campbell and John
Markell from Winnipeg in exchange for Bryan Maxwell, Ed Staniowski and Paul
MacLean on July 3, 1981.||
|Won Stanley Cup:
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