Campbell subs for Pelletier on All-Star roster

Gwinnett Gladiators forward Jeff Campbell has been selected to replace teammate Pascal Pelletier on the ECHL All-Star team, the league announced Thursday.

Pelletier is on assignment to Providence of the American Hockey League and can't make next week's two-day event in Fresno, Calif.

Campbell joins forward Guillaume Desbiens, defenseman Troy Milam and head coach Jeff Pyle in representing Gwinnett at Tuesday's skills competition and Wednesday's game, which is being televised on tape delay by OLN.

The cable network is broadcasting the ECHL All-Star game at 5 p.m. on Thursday.

In his second professional season, Campbell will be making his second straight trip to the ECHL All-Star Game. He represented the Gladiators in Reading, Pa., last year, when he posted an assist for the American Conference.

Campbell currently leads the Gladiators in scoring with 44 points off of 17 goals and 27 assists in 36 games this season.

The Hensall, Ontario native needs three goals for 50 in his Gwinnett career and he has already recorded his 100th assist (in a 2-1 win over Greenville on Dec. 10).

Campbell finished his rookie season ranking second in scoring on the Gladiators with 63 points and he shared the goal-scoring lead with 30.

Selected to the ECHL All-Star Game for the first time, Pelletier has 11 points In 16 games with the Bruins.

- Christine Troyke