St. Louis forward Campbell signs NAHL tender
February 25, 2020
The St. Louis Jr. Blues, proud members of the NA3HL, are pleased to announce that forward Seamus Campbell has signed a North American Hockey League (NAHL) tender agreement with the Aberdeen Wings of the North American Hockey League. The Wings play in the NAHL’s Central Division and are the defending Robertson Cup Champions.
Campbell, 18, has certainly made a name for himself since joining the Jr. Blues from CarShield AAA of the NAPHL. In 43 games this season in the NA3HL, the 6’0/155 lbs. native of Kirkwood, Missouri, has scored 11 goals and 15 assists for 26 points, while committing only four penalty minutes.
Campbell was called up to the NAHL earlier this season by the Springfield Jr. Blues, where he scored a goal in his NAHL debut. He was a special invitee to the 2020 NAHL Top Prospects Tournament, where he recorded an assist in two games played.
Last week, Campbell became the first NA3HL player since 2016 to commit to an NCAA Division I program, when he announced his intent to attend Quinnipiac of the ECAC. He also was the first NA3HL player ever to be named to the NHL Central Scouting mid-term watch list for the 2020 NHL Entry Draft.
“This is a great move for Seamus as he continues to build on his hockey potential,” said Jr. Blues head coach Chris Flaugher. “Aberdeen is a team that does everything right both on and off the ice, and [Wings head coach] Scott Langer is an exceptional leader of men who creates an environment where talent can thrive. We’re very proud of Seamus on signing with the Wings.”
Campbell becomes the ninth NA3HL player and first Jr. Blue to sign an NAHL tender for the 2020-21 season.
A tender is a contract, of sorts, a player signs announcing his intentions to play for that particular NAHL team and that NAHL team only. Once a player signs a tender with an NAHL team, his playing rights belong to that team within the NAHL and he may not be recruited by any other NAHL team. Each team is granted ten (10) tenders, which include one tender exclusively used on players from the NA3HL - plus or minus any trades - which became active on Nov. 1. Tendered players are not eligible for the NAHL draft, which will be held on June 2, 2020.