- 2022 U.S. Olympian and University of Michigan Product Recorded 22 Points in 44 Games With Grand Rapids
The Detroit Red Wings today traded defenseman Steven Kampfer to the Arizona Coyotes in exchange for future considerations.
Kampfer, 34, skated in 44 games with the American Hockey League’s Grand Rapids Griffins this season, recording 22 points (4-18-22) and 26 penalty minutes. The 5-foot-11, 198-pound defenseman signed a one-year contract with the Red Wings on May 22, 2022 after tallying 30 points (11-19-30) and 49 penalty minutes in 46 games with Ak Bars Kazan in the Kontinental Hockey League during the 2021-22 campaign, in addition to four points (2-2-4) in six postseason contests. Kampfer has played in 231 NHL games with the Boston Bruins, Minnesota Wild, Florida Panthers and New York Rangers since 2010-11, logging 39 points (15-24-39) and 110 penalty minutes. Originally selected by the Anaheim Ducks in the fourth round (93rd overall) of the 2007 NHL Entry Draft, Kampfer was a Black Ace on Boston’s Stanley Cup-winning team in 2011 as a first-year professional. He has also appeared in 318 AHL games between the Providence Bruins, Houston Aeros, Iowa Wild, San Antonio Rampage, Hartford Wolf Pack, Providence Bruins and Griffins, compiling 141 points (35-106-141) and 237 penalty minutes. A native of Ann Arbor, Mich., Kampfer spent four seasons at the University of Michigan prior to turning professional, amassing 60 points (7-53-60), a plus-65 rating and 134 penalty minutes in 147 games from 2006-10. Kampfer was named to the NCAA Midwest All-Regional Team as a senior and helped the program win Central Collegiate Hockey Association tournament championships in 2008 and 2010. A product of the Little Caesars AAA Hockey Club, Kampfer joined the Wolverines after playing two seasons with the Sioux City Musketeers of the United States Hockey League, where he collected 35 points (12-23-35) and 190 penalty minutes in 103 contests from 2004-06. On the international stage, Kampfer served as an alternate captain for Team USA at the 2022 Winter Olympics, adding four points (1-3-4), a plus-four rating and two penalty minutes in four games. He was also an alternate captain for his country at the 2005 Under-18 Junior World Cup, netting one goal in five appearances.