DETROIT >> The Wings have signed Lake Superior State’s Colin Campbell to a two-year deal.
“I’d say he plays a real hard brand of hockey,” Wings assistant general manager Ryan Martin said in a phone interview Monday. “He’s going to be a checker at the next level. He’s got good compete level and a good skater.”
Campbell, who’s 6-foot-1, 200 pounds, will play the rest of the season in Grand Rapids on an amateur tryout contract.
“He was one of their better offensive players,” Martin said. “His assets are his work ethic, his compete level. I think he’s got a chance to play in that Luke Glendening kind of a grinding forward type of role.”
Campbell, who was injured most of his junior year, had 14 goals and 15 assists for the Lakers this season in 36 games.
His NHL deal won’t begin until the 2014-15 season.