Fresh off of four years with Miami University, plus three skate-whetting games with the P-Bruins, Carter Camper is one of up to nine first-year professionals who will most likely spend the bulk of this season under Bruce Cassidy’s supervision.
2010-11 Highlights (With Miami University)
· Led the RedHawks with nine power-play goals while placing second on the team with 38 assists and 57 points.
· Started his senior season with a nine-game point-getting streak, accumulating nine goals and 24 points in that span.
· Had five assists in an Oct. 23 home bout with Northern Michigan.
· Finished his college career with a seven-game point-scoring streak, notching four goals and six assists in that span.
· Scored two points, took 10 shots on goal and retained a plus-2 rating over three amateur tryout games with the P-Bruins.
· Scored the game-winner in the P-Bruins season finale, a 3-2 home win over Manchester on April 10.
2010-11 Lowlights (With Miami University)
· Held without a point for three consecutive games between Feb. 5 and Feb. 12.
· Went eight consecutive games without scoring a goal between Dec. 4 and Jan. 21.
· Scored only three goals over a span of 18 games between Nov. 26 and Feb. 12.
Among all the forwards in the extended Black and Gold family, Camper is matched only by Brad Marchand in terms of his inferior 5-foot-9 posture. He is also 10 pounds lighter than Marchand, which reduces his odds of becoming an additional “Little Ball of Hate” who packs a one-two punch of scoring and hitting prowess.
But as long as Camper can carry over the scoring touch he flaunted his college, he will be of solid service to the P-Bruins and could challenge for one or two twirls with Boston.