2022-23 Signing Alert – Drew Campbell


The Solent Devils are pleased to announce the re-signing of Canadian and British forward Drew Campbell.

Ontario born Campbell will be starting his 11th full league season with Solent, with over 200 leagues appearances for the team, scoring more than 200 goals and providing over 200 assists during those games and with 28 appearances last season, contributing 7 goals and 13 assists Campbell remains a key influencer of game outcomes.

Speaking about re-signing Campbell said

I’ve decided to sign again because it’s just a great team to play for. The changing room, the off-ice staff and of course the most amazing fans just make you feel like it’s home away from home.

Head Coach Murray

It’s great we’ve secured Drew for another season! His experience alone is invaluable when it comes to developing younger guys. There are several aspects which are also as important, such as his role on the powerplay and on the draws which adds even more value. I’ll be looking for Drew to continue mentoring the younger players this season and step up at key moments in the year.

Reflecting on last season Campbell adds

Wow what a great season we had. Finishing second was great, the come backs and the never die attitude last season was amazing. But my highlight was a personal one. As being out there on the ice with Tylor was just the icing on the cake. I’ll remember that forever.

Campbell continues

The season was tough, we had some ups and downs, so to come second was a great achievement. Specially after lockdown and uncertainty for 2 years. So yes it was just great to be out there and obviously not take anything for granted.

When asked what Ice Hockey means to him, Campbell said

Hockey is the greatest sport in the world and I was lucky enough to be born in the biggest hot spot for it, and learn to play at a very early age. It has always given me excitement and also can teach you life lessons, the physical side can be tough sometimes at my age, but I still love this game.

Exploring the day his son Tylor stepped between the pipes for Solent, Campbell adds

What a day that was, it’s funny how goals change. Yes we all want to win silverware, and it has always been that way. But when you have kids, life changes. The chance to be on the ice with your son is second to none. It was just a great day for me and also for Ty and our family.

Looking at the season ahead, Campbell concludes

I look forward to the same as last year. But most of all, I just want to help with the development of the club and the young kids. As it’s great to see guys move on and up the ladder of hockey.

Campbell will return to the Devils in shirt #23. If you would like to sponsor a Devil or become a team sponsor, contact devilssupporters@outlook.com