Campos signs with Steelheads

  • Aug. 26, 2010 12:00 p.m.

Ex-Chilliwack Bruin Brandon Campos is making the jump to the professional ranks after spending two seasons at the University of British Columbia.

The diminutive center has inked a deal withthe Idaho Steelheads of the ECHL. The Port Coquitlam native hopes size won’t be an issue in the minor leagues.

Campos is generously listed at five-foot-10 and 185 pounds, but that hasn’t stopped him from excelling at every level he’s played at. Campos lit up the BCHL from 2004-06, tallying 36 goals and 75 assists in 105 junior A games for the Merritt Centennials.

But his size was a hindrance when he tried to break into major junior hockey.

The Everett Silvertips brought him up in 2006-07, but used him sparingly in roles that weren’t particularly suited to his skill-set.

Not until he was waiver-claimed by the Bruins did he establish a foothold in the WHL.

In his one season in Chilliwack (2007-08), Campos enjoyed a break-out with 25 goals and 70 points in 67 games.

He added another three points in four games and used that as a springboard to UBC. After a solid rookie season with the Thunderbirds in 2008-09, Campos became a team leader last year, scoring eight goals and adding 13 assists for 21 points in 28 games.

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