|Born||June 5, 1989,|
Riverside, CT, USA
|5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)|
165 lb (75 kg; 11 st 11 lb)
|NHL team (P)
|Columbus Blue Jackets|
Springfield Falcons (AHL)
|NHL Draft||157th overall, 2008|
Columbus Blue Jackets
He is best known for playing for the Boston College Eagles men's ice hockey team in the NCAA's Division I Hockey East conference. He was selected by the Columbus Blue Jackets in the 6th round (157th overall) of the 2008 NHL Entry Draft out of Avon Old Farms School in Avon, Connecticut. Although he is smaller than most forwards, he is known for his great speed, soft hands, and excellent shooting skills.
In the 2009–10 season Atkinson lead the nation in goals scored with thirty goals, including two in the National Championship game. During one stretch of the 2009–10 season Atkinson scored three hat-tricks in ten games.
In March 2011 Atkinson signed a two year contract with the Columbus Blue Jackets organization. He then began playing for the Springfield Falcons. While with the Springfield Falcons of the AHL, Atkinson made his mark on the team by recording 3 goals and 2 assists for 5 points in 5 games.
His first NHL goal was scored on October 10, 2011 against Cory Schneider of the Vancouver Canucks, although the Canucks won, 3-2. He was sent to Springfield after playing four games with Columbus in 2011-12.
Notable awards and honors[edit | edit source]
- Hockey East Second All-Star Team (2009–10)
- NCAA Championship All-Tournament Team (2010)
- Hockey East First-Team All-Star (2010-11)
- Hockey East Tournament MVP (2010-11)
Career statistics[edit | edit source]
References[edit | edit source]
- Howe, Jeff. "BC's Chris Kreider, Cam Atkinson Among Players to Watch During Frozen Four", 31 March 2010. Retrieved on 14 February 2011.
- Connolly, John. "Cam Atkinson reaches goals", 11 April 2010. Retrieved on 14 February 2011.
- Marrapese-Burrell, Nancy. "Atkinson helped to hold the line", 9 April 2010. Retrieved on 14 February 2011.
- "Blue Jackets sign Boston College forward Atkinson", 27 March 2011. Retrieved on 27 March 2011.
- Berlet, B.. Whale Suffer Shootout Loss in Home Opener. Connecticut Whale. Retrieved on 2011-10-17.
- Cam Atkinson Profile. The Hockey News.
- National Hockey League (2010). The National Hockey League Official Guide & Record Book/2011. Triumph Books, 277. ISBN 978-1-60078-422-4.
- Hockey East First-Team All-Stars
- Hockey East Announces 2010-2011 All-Star Teams. Hockey East Online.
- Hockey East Tournament 2011: Boston College Defends Title, Wins 5-3 Over Merrimack. SB Nation Boston.
[edit | edit source]
- Cam Atkinson's NHL player profile
- Cam Atkinson's career stats at Eliteprospects.com
- Cameron Atkinson's career stats at The Internet Hockey Database
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