Camper, 25, split last season between the American Hockey League's Providence Bruins and Springfield Falcons, scoring 12 goals and 51 points. He played in 41 games with Providence before being traded from the Boston Bruins organization to the Columbus Blue Jackets on Feb. 7. He completed the season by playing 19 games with the Falcons. In five playoff games with Springfield, he had one goal and four assists.
Camper played in three NHL games with the Bruins in 2011-12 and scored one goal.
I'm just excited about the opportunity. I've been on the ice earlier than usual and in the weight room, pushing around a little more weights than usual. Every day I go into a workout with a smile on my face and ready to go. When you do have a little more responsibility, you want to take your lunch pail and get ready to work.
— Brian Elliott to Jeremy Rutherford of the Post-Dispatch on being the Blues' No. 1 goalie