Cam Atkinson was the Columbus’ eighth pick, 157th overall in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft.
Atkinson played in all 36 games as freshman for the Boston College Eagles in 2008-09. He scored seven goals and added 12 assists for 19 points with two game-winning goals, three power play goals and one shorthanded goal. The first year forward was third on team with 85 shots on goal and fourth in points. He tallied his first collegiate goal, the game-winner in a 5-4 win against the University of Wisconsin, in his first collegiate game.
The 5-foor-9, 165-pound Greenwich, Conn.-native had four multi-point games, including a career best three point contest on March 7 against Northeastern. He was a +3 plus/minus in one game against UMASS-Lowell on Feb. 14 and registered a career high eight shots on Jan. 30 vs. Providence.
Atkinson is a communication major in the College of Arts & Sciences and was the 2008-09 recipient of the D'Agostine Family Athletic Scholarship.
He played high school hockey at Avon Old Farms was a member of the Under-18 Select Team that captured the silver medal at the 2006 Under-18 Memorial of Ivan Hlinka in Slovakia and the Czech Republic.