February 20, 2012

Camper latest to be promoted from Providence

By Jesse Connolly

With Nathan Horton indefinitely sidelined, Rich Peverley out 4-6 with an MCL injury and Josh Hennessy already in the lineup, the Bruins no longer had a spare forward they could lean on in case of emergency for the second half of their current six-game road trip.

Consider that problem solved.

Here's the official word from the Black and Gold:

With the Providence Bruins this season, Camper has 14 goals and 24
assists in 53 games. As of February 20th, he leads the team in overall
points (38) and assists (24) and is coming off his first professional
hat trick which he registered against the Connecticut Whale on February
19. Camper was also the only P-Bruin selected to participate in this
year’s AHL All-Star game on January 29th, held in Atlantic City, NJ.

This marks Camper’s first NHL recall of his career. In 2010-11, Camper
appeared with Providence three times at the conclusion of his collegiate
career, recording one goal and one assist in three games played.

Prior to arriving in Providence, Camper played four seasons at Miami
(Ohio) University with 69-114=183 totals in 156 games. He went to the
NCAA tournament in all four of his college seasons with two Frozen Four
appearances. In his senior season at Miami, he was a Hobey Baker
finalist when he ranked third in the nation in both assists and points
with 19-38=57 totals, and also became the first player in the school’s
history to be named CCHA Scholar-Athlete of the Year.

Camper was signed by Boston as a free agent on April 7th, 2011.

Camper's first chance to make his NHL debut will come on Wednesday night when the Bruins head to Scottrade Center to take on the red-hot Blues.