Toledo Walleye sign JC Campagna

The Toledo Walleye added another scoring winger to the fold on Thursday afternoon:

(Toledo, OH) – Forward J.C. Campagna (cam-pag-nah) has agreed to terms with the Toledo Walleye for the 2021-2022 season.

The native of Dallas, TX has appeared in 171 career ECHL games over five seasons, collecting 123 points (65G, 58A) and 127 penalty minutes. His best season came with the Fort Wayne Komets in the 2018-19 campaign that featured a career-high 35 goals to go along with 14 assists. Prior to playing in just four games this past year, the 6’4”, 205-pound forward spent the 2019-2020 season in Norfolk with 13 goals and 15 assists spanning 43 contests.

Prior to turning professional, the 28-year-old spent three years in the Canadian College ranks between St. Thomas University and the University of Prince Edward Island. In total, Campagna appeared in 84 games with 29 goals and 26 assists. His college career came after spending five years playing junior hockey in the Ontario Hockey League and Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. His best year came in the 2013-2014 year with Moncton with 45 points (21G, 24A) in just 47 contests. He is familiar with Ohio, having played 56 games for the Ohio Blue Jackets 16U AAA team in the 2008-2009 season (22G, 34A).

Update: Here’s what Toledo Walleye coach Dan Watson had to say about Campagna to the Toledo Blade’s Mark Monroe:

“He will add some offensive punch to our lineup and some size,” Watson said. “He knows our league, knows how to navigate the Central Division, so adding that experience was valuable. I’m looking forward to seeing him compete in training camp.”

Campagna also had the second-most power-play goals (13) and tied for the lead in shootout goals with four in the ECHL in 2018-19. He had 49 points in 61 games for the Komets.

Last season, Campagna played in one game for the Florida Everblades and three for the Wichita Thunder, notching one assist.

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