Cam Severson was born January 15, 1978 in Canora, Saskatchewan. The eighth round, 192nd overall selection of the San Jose Sharks in the 1997 NHL Entry Draft, Severson is a graduate of the WHL.
A hard-nosed winger, Severson played parts of six seasons in the WHL with stops in Kamloops, Swift Current, Lethbridge, Prince Albert and Spokane. Following a well traveled junior career, Severson spent time in the CHL, ECHL, UHL and AHL before making his NHL debut with the Anaheim Mighty Ducks during the 2002-03 season.
After two seasons with the Mighty Ducks organization Severson joined the Nashville Predators organization in the summer of 2004. Upon his arrival with the Predators, Severson went on to spend the entire 2004-05 season with the club's AHL affiliate in Milwaukee before having his rights acquired by the Calgary Flames in the summer of 2005.
The Canora, SK native spent the majority of the season with the Flames organization before being dealt to the Columbus Blue Jackets for defenseman Cale Hulse. Severson saw action in only four games with the club that year and went on to sign as a free agent in Germany's Deutsche Eishockey-Liga in 2006, joining the Straubing Tigers.