Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Wade Campbell
When he stepped on the ice for his first NHL game in 1982, Campbell officially became the biggest hockey player in the league. When he was four and five, he ran across the street to the local rink and asked the caretaker to let him play, which he did, for hours on end. That was where his NHL dream began, but once realized it didn't endure.

Undrafted while playing university hockey in Alberta, he caught on with the Jets in 1982, but despite his physical play, he became a spare part the following year and spent more time in the minors than with the Jets, though he did play all of 1983-84 with the team.

Campbell was traded to Boston for Bill Derlago on January 31, 1986, but again in Boston he saw more action in the minors than with the Bruins. In 1988, he decided to play in France for two years, and after two more years in the AHL he retired.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1979-80 Langley Canadians BCJHL 59 12 36 48 61
1980-81 University of Alberta GPAC 24 3 15 18 46
1981-82 University of Alberta GPAC 24 8 26 34 85
1982-83 Winnipeg Jets NHL 42 1 2 3 50 -12
1982-83 Sherbrooke Jets AHL 18 4 2 6 23
1983-84 Winnipeg Jets NHL 79 7 14 21 147 -2 3 0 0 0 7
1984-85 Winnipeg Jets NHL 40 1 6 7 21 +1 3 0 0 0 2
1984-85 Sherbrooke Canadiens AHL 28 2 6 8 70
1985-86 Winnipeg Jets NHL 24 0 1 1 27 -12
1985-86 Sherbrooke Canadiens AHL 9 0 2 2 26
1985-86 Boston Bruins NHL 8 0 0 0 15 +1
1985-86 Moncton Golden Flames AHL 17 2 2 4 21 10 0 0 0 16
1986-87 Boston Bruins NHL 14 0 3 3 24 -1 4 0 0 0 11
1986-87 Moncton Golden Flames AHL 64 12 23 35 34
1987-88 Boston Bruins NHL 6 0 1 1 21 +1
1987-88 Maine Mariners AHL 69 11 29 40 118 10 2 4 6 29
1988-89 HC Bordeaux France 30 8 12 20 79
1989-90 Cape Breton Oilers AHL 77 4 31 35 84 6 2 3 5 6
1990-91 Cape Breton Oilers AHL 66 8 13 21 54 4 1 1 2 4
NHL Totals 213 9 27 36 305 10 0 0 0 20


Signed as a free agent by Winnipeg, October 5, 1982. Traded to Boston by Winnipeg for Bill Derlago, January 31, 1986.