Aug 11, 2011

Scott Campbell 2011.jpg(Rochester, August 11)… The Rochester Knighthawks re-signed impact player and defenseman/transition player Scott Campbell to a three-year deal. After joining the team in late January, Campbell earned the team’s Unsung Hero Award and helped jumpstart the Knighthawks drive to the playoffs.

“Last year, I personally had a great year and it’s nice to know they want me back,” said Campbell. “The team was coming together at the end of last year and it’s something we can build off of this year. I look forward to bringing a Champion’s Cup to Rochester.”

Campbell, 29, is excited to be back in Rochester with the Knighthawks, who signed him as a free agent four games into the 2011 season. The Markham, Ontario, native recorded one assist and 11 loose balls with the Blazers before the Knighthawks scooped up the talented veteran.

“He can play pressure defense, transition, gets loose balls and can play offense,” said Knighthawks Owner and General Manager Curt Styres after acquiring Campbell in January. “He brings a lot of things to the table and the more tools you have the more valuable you are in the lineup.”

Campbell joined the 2-1 Knighthawks and was a key member of the Knighthawks’ 10-6 season, which included a return to the playoffs and a three-way tie for first in the East Division. He was nearly point-per-game performer with 11 points in 13 games to go along with 69 ground balls en route to Unsung Hero honors.

“The guys in Rochester welcomed me with open arms. The only way I could say thanks was to work my butt off for them. It was an amazing feeling that my teammates recognized my hard work. I guess I will just have to work harder to say thanks,” he said.

Campbell spent the majority of his career with the Toronto Rock (2006 to 2010) and brings offense and defense to the team. In his career, has netted 23 goals and 24 assists and scooped 367 loose balls. In the summer, he plays for the Brooklin Redmen of Major Series Lacrosse. Brooklin is tied 2-2 in its best-of-seven Major Series Lacrosse Semifinal with the Brampton Excelsiors.

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