Wednesday, September 21, 2011

P-Bruins Player Puckbag: Carter Camper

Opening statement
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.

2011-12 Outlook
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.