By Jamie Neugebauer
The North York Rangers just got a little bit less fun to play against.
On Tuesday, the Ontario Junior Hockey League officially approved of a trade that sent Tye Campbell from the Milton IceHawks to the Rangers, and North York head coach John Dean could not be happier.
“[Tye] Campbell brings a veteran leadership and compete level that is off the charts,” he said Wednesday.
“He has a ton of character and though I’m sure people think we just brought him in for his toughness, he is a kid that has also put up points as well.”
Although the 6-foot, 175 pound forward leads the league in penalty minutes, he also has seven points in 17 games and scored 28 points in 39 contests one year ago (also with Milton).
“He is a tough player that loves to sit in front of the net on the power play,” Dean added.
“He is going to give us a bit of a spark, add some energy and just as importantly, he is going to command that same work ethic from the rest of the team as he leads by his example.”
Campbell, 20, broke into the league in 2009 with the Markham Waxers and played for Mississauga and Oakville before arriving at Milton in the summer of 2012.