Defenceman Chris Campoli was perhaps the most vocal member of the National Hockey League Players’ Association during the most recent NHL lockout. However, when the lockout ended and teams returned to the ice, Campoli was left on the sidelines without a contract.
The 28-year-old Mississauga, Ont., native, played for the Montreal Canadiens last season, recording two goals and nine assists, but his contract was not renewed. He was an unrestricted free agent while serving as a member of the NHLPA’s negotiating committee during the lockout.
On Thursday, Campoli, who has 35 goals and 111 assists in 440 career NHL games, signed a deal with Geneve-Servette in the Swiss league that will see him play the balance of the hockey season in Switzerland.
Some feel Campoli has the talent to still compete at the NHL level, but the fact he had harsh words for the NHL and its owners has contributed to him not landing an NHL contract.
With files from Associated Press
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