Coralville, Iowa – Iowa Heartlanders Head Coach and General Manager Derek Damon announced Monday forward Nick Campoli has agreed to an ECHL deal with Iowa for the 2022-23 campaign. He is the eighth forward to sign with Iowa. Campoli completed a four-year NCAA career at Clarkson University in 2022 and tallied 14 career NCAA goals (29 pts.). Over his time on campus, Clarkson had a combined record of 81-36-15 and the Golden Knights made the 2019 NCAA tournament when Campoli was a freshman.2022-23 RosterForwards (8): Zach White, Yuki Miura, Jake Smith, Cole Stallard, Josh Koepplinger, Alec Broetzman, C.J. Yakimowicz, Nick CampoliDefensemen (6): Riese Zmolek, Ryan Wheeler, Jake Stevens, Connor Russell, T.J. Fergus, Justin WellsGoaltenders (1): Corbin KaczperskiNick Campoli: “I want to thank the staff for giving me the opportunity to start my pro career here. My conversations with Derek were great and made me feel like I can be a huge asset to the team. I like to play a 200-foot game and work on all aspects of the ice. As a teammate, I like to be out-going and a team first guy to contribute and want to bring that energy to Iowa.”
Head Coach and General Manager Derek Damon: "Nick gained a lot of important experience playing for an excellent collegiate program and is going to provide the kind of two-way effort we need from our forwards. We want to give him the best opportunity to develop and think the style he plays is going to translate into the pro game. With a month and a half until training camp, we’re happy with how the roster is taking shape and expect to take a few more important steps so we are primed heading into training camp.”Campoli stands 5-foot-11 and weighs 190 pounds. The left-handed shot was selected in the 6th round of the 2017 NHL Entry Draft by Vegas. The Toronto, ON native played in all but eight games in his entire collegiate career at Clarkson. Campoli skated for the North York Rangers (OJHL) and was named 2017 OJHL Prospect of the Year before going to the NCAA level in 2018.----The Heartlanders 2022-23 schedule is now available at iowaheartlanders.com/schedule. The team opens their second season in the ECHL on October 21 at 7:05 p.m. vs. Idaho. Rose Club season ticket memberships, partial plans and group ticket options are available for the upcoming season by calling 319-569-GOAL and visiting iowaheartlanders.com/tickets.