Germany's assistant coaches Jessica Campbell and Tom Rowe, from left,...

Germany's assistant coaches Jessica Campbell and Tom Rowe, from left, stand behind players at the German bench during the group A Hockey World Championship match between France and Germany in Helsinki, Finland, Monday May 16, 2022.  Credit: AP/Martin Meissner

Former Canadian Women’s Hockey League player Jessica Campbell, who was an assistant coach for Germany at the 2022 IIHF Men’s World Championship, will serve as a coach during the Rangers Prospect Development Camp this summer, the team announced Tuesday.

Campbell, 29, became the first woman to join the coaching staff of a men’s national team at the World Championship when she worked with Germany this spring. During the season, she had been an assistant coach and skills coach for the Nurnburg Ice Tigers of the DEL, Germany’s top professional league.

Campbell, a native of Rocanville, Saskatchewan, represented Canada at two Under-18 World Championships, serving as captain in 2010, where she score the gold medal-winning goal and earned tournament MVP. She played three seasons for the Calgary Inferno of the CWHL and prior to that played four years of college hockey at Cornell.

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