So. | D | Thunder Bay, Ontario
Statistics: In 32 games, Campaner had four goals
and 12 assists for 16 points. He was named to the ECAC All-Rookie
He Does: Mike Campaner is an undersized defenseman
but uses his skating ability and composure to make a big difference
for the Raiders. Once he settled in during his rookie season
he found himself quarterbacking the Colgate power play, the
first freshman to perform that role at Colgate since Cory
Murphy (27 points as a rookie blueliner in 1997-98).
Bigger Picture: Campaner’s best asset is his
poise. He drew increased ice time as the season wore on and
that was made even more necessary when stalwart defenseman
Joey Mormina missed most of the second half with an injury.
Most of Colgate’s defense corps is back for this season.
Rob Brown graduated and J.R. Bria transferred to UMass Lowell.
coach Don Vaughan on Campaner: “I think he
surprised a lot of people in our program last year with the
exception of himself and his primary recruiter (assistant
coach) Andrew Dickson. We saw someone who was a great skater
with excellent lateral mobility and excellent vision. You
should hear a lot from him in the next three years.”