Fish 'n' Chips clinches Campbell signing

Friday, 26th May 2006

Left-winger Derek Campbell is Tony Hands' first import signing and the deal was clinched with the promise of a fish 'n' chip supper.

Twenty-six year old Derek Campbell hails from Nepean, Ontario and has seen his career progress from junior and college hockey to the United, East Coast and American Hockey Leagues. But, the chance to cross the Atlantic for the first time and experience Europe proved too good an opportunity to pass up.

"My Uncle Wayne loves Britain," he said, "over the years he's told me a lot about the history of the country, Winston Churchill, Lord Nelson and lots more, so this move is as much for him as it is for me. I'm really looking forward to telling him all about it, and sampling the world famous fish and chips."

Pleased with his new signing Tony Hand noted, "I had really good reports on Derek, both as a player and as a person, and when we spoke I got a good feeling right away. At just over 6ft and 205lbs, he'll give our team a good, solid physical presence on the wing, I'm delighted to have clinched his signature and I'm sure the fans will take to him and his style of play."

Asked to describe how he plays Campbell said, "I'm an up and down winger, like to finish my checks and get to the net whenever I can to contribute some points. I know Tony is a truly respected player, a solid professional and I'm looking forward to working and playing with him. He's told me about the new building, it being an all-new team, and that the fans really love their hockey so what more could I ask for. I've never been to Europe, so a total new experience awaits me and I want to give it my all."

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