Jimmy Campbell


James C. Campbell

Born: February 4, 1929 (Sudbury, Ontario)
Died: March 9, 2014 (Troy, Ohio)


Jimmy Campbell began his hockey career in the short-lived Ohio State Hockey League, playing centre for the Munsee Chiefs and Akron Stars.

ImageIn 1948, he went to Scotland to play for the Ayr Raiders, scoring 35 goals and adding 64 assists in just 45 games. He then transferred to Streatham in the English National League. In 1949-50, he scored nine goals in 35 Autumn Cup games. He added six goals in 10 games in the national tournament.

In the fall of 1950, he joined the Chatham (Ont.) Maroons of the International Hockey League, recording 74 points (22 goals, 52 assists) in 50 games in the 1950-51 season. The 5-foot-10, 145-pound forward skated for Chatham for six seasons. (The Maroons were in the IHL for his first two seasons and the senior Ontario Hockey Association for the last four.) 

Campbell’s professional career ended after the 1956-57 season, which he spent back in the IHL, playing 33 games with the Huntington (W.V.) Hornets and 21 games with the Troy Bruins. (One of his teamates at Huntington was American-born Roger Christian, who would win an Olympic gold medal in 1960.) Campbell had a combined eight goals in his final campaign.

Campbell worked at B.F. Goodrich in Troy for more than 30 years. He ran the youth hockey program in the city and was also a member of the Troy Fish and Game Club. 

ImageStreatham in 1948-49. Jimmy Campbell is third from right in bottom row.


Streatham in 1949-50. Once again, Jimmy Campbell is third from right in the bottom row.


Streatham program from 1949.


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