Each year the OHA selects one player from each category to be the winner of this prestigous award. Campbell was chosen over Kyle Helms of the Midwestern League's Cambridge Winterhawks and Steve Ludzik of the Niagara Falls Canucks of the Golden Horseshoe League.
Campbell has also been chosen as a recipient of this year's OHA Top Prospect Award. The OHA chooses six players each year to honour with this prestigious award. The award is presented to individuals who are judged to have potential to advance to a professional level of the game.
"This is a great achievement for Max as both a player and a person," stated Rockets GM Dan Gibson. "The Rockets are very proud to have Max chosen as the winner of the award."
Scoring 46 goals and 95 points, Campbell was named the WOHL's Most Valuable Player this past season and helped the Rockets to their first league title since 1997.
“Max Campbell is a very skilled, dynamic player, who has the ability to control a game," said WMU associate coach Chris Brooks. "His offensive abilities will aid us in filling the gap we lose by graduating Paul Szczechura. Max has developed into a great player at the junior level and his accomplishment being named Most Valuable Player in the WOHL and now the OHA Junior B Player of the Year are both great honors to him, his teammates, the entire Strathroy Rockets organization and our hockey program at Western Michigan University."
The 6-foot, 175-pound Campbell, who will turn 19 this December, who will join his Bronco teammates this fall, hails from the same junior program as Bronco great Jeff Campbell (no relation).