On the National Lacrosse League’s Trade Deadline Day, the Saskatchewan Rush have added an accomplished veteran presence to their defence.
Rush GM/head coach Derek Keenan announced Monday morning that the club had acquired Scott Campbell from the Rochester Knighthawks in exchange for a 2022 second-round pick in the NLL Entry Draft and a conditional second-round pick in the 2021 draft.
Campbell, who is currently in his 15th NLL season, has four goals and three assists in seven games, and brings a wealth of winning experience to the Rush.
“Scott’s a nice addition to our defence,” said Keenan. “He’s a veteran guy with a championship pedigree. He is a solid defender with a top-notch fitness level and he still brings very capable transition skills.”
Campbell flashed those transition talents last season as he set career-highs in goals (6), assists (14) and points (20) to go with 80 loose ball scoops and 11 caused turnovers.
Selected 10th overall in the 2004 NLL Entry Draft, Campbell played one season in Minnesota and was briefly a member of the Edmonton Rush when he was picked in the 2006 Expansion Draft but was traded right after that draft to Toronto and played the next five years for the Rock. The Markham, Ontario, product was traded to Rochester in 2011 and spent the following 10 years with the K-Hawks, helping them win three consecutive three championships in 2012, 2013 and 2014.
Campbell has totaled 50 goals and 73 assists for 123 points along with 908 loose balls and 104 caused turnovers through 211 regular-season games. He has added two goals and 13 assists for 15 points in 24 playoff games.
Campbell will join the Rush for this Saturday’s home-turf tilt on Co-Op Field at SaskTel Centre against the Buffalo Bandits.