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Brian Campbell | Defenseman | #51

Team: Chicago Blackhawks
Age / DOB:  (38) / 5/23/1979
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 192
Drafted: 1997 / Rd. 6 (156) / BUF
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Brian Campbell has decided to end his playing career and join the Blackhawks' operations department.
Campbell is bringing an end to a playing career that spanned 1,082 games. He scored 87 goals and 504 points with the Buffalo Sabres, Florida Panthers, Chicago Blackhawks, and San Jose Sharks. The defenseman surpassed the 40-point milestone on five different occasions and set a career-high of 62 points in 2007-08. He also won the Stanley Cup with Chicago in 2010. "I'm excited to transition into the next step in both my professional career and life," said Campbell. "I'm grateful to the countless number of teammates, coaches, team staff and fans that I have crossed paths with throughout my playing career in Chicago, Buffalo, Florida and San Jose. The Blackhawks organization has allowed me to take on this challenge and I'm thankful for this new opportunity." Jul 17 - 9:12 AM
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Brian Campbell got his first game-winning goal of the season Saturday versus Nashville.

He broke a 3-3 tie at the 18:55 mark of the third period with his fifth goal of 2016-17. Campbell had produced just three assists over his previous 20 contests. He has 16 points and a plus-21 rating in 63 matches.
Source: CSN Chicago
Mar 6 - 11:03 AM

Brian Campbell will return to Chicago's blue line on Friday night against Carolina.

He'll skate to the left of Niklas Hjalmarsson on their third defensive unit. Campbell has three goals and 10 points with 42 blocks over 39 games so far this season.
Jan 6 - 7:41 PM

Brian Campbell and Michal Rozsival will both be scratched from Thursday's match with the Sabers.

It'll be Campbell's second game on the bench in the last four games. He's posted three goals and 10 points with 42 blocks over 39 games so far this season. Rozsival meanwhile has not made a significant dent in the stat sheet.
Jan 5 - 7:51 PM

Brian Campbell is projected to be a healthy scratch on Thursday.

That would be Campbell's second stint in the press box in the Blackhawks' last eight games. He's seeing his role with Chicago reduced as the club is carrying eight defensemen.
Jan 5 - 12:54 PM

Brian Campbell admitted that he was sad to see his iron-man streak come to end.

His streak of 423 consecutive games played came to and end when he was made a healthy scratch earlier this week. "It was a long time," Campbell said. "I worked hard to play that streak. Obviously, I didn't want to see it end. We all take pride in playing every game and being available to go so … it's a little sad seeing that go by."
Sat, Dec 31, 2016 11:47:00 AM

Brian Campbell will draw back into the Blackhawks' lineup on Friday.

Campbell was scratched from Thursday's contest, bringing an end to his iron-man streak of 423 games. As Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville noted prior to Thursday's contest, the team is making tough decisions with eight defensemen on the roster.
Fri, Dec 30, 2016 05:28:00 PM

Brian Campbell didn't join the Blackhawks' for Thursday's pregame warmups.

It was previously reported that Campbell would probably be a healthy scratch on Thursday and this all-but confirms it. Barring a last minute surprise, Campbell's iron-man streak is ending at 423 games.
Thu, Dec 29, 2016 07:42:00 PM

Brian Campbell will probably be a healthy scratch on Thursday.

If that's the case then Campbell's 423 game iron-man streak will be over. "We have eight ‘D’, making some tough decisions along the way," Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville said. "Our last game, the defense wasn’t great. With eight defensemen, we always have tough decisions and we have to sit out two at a time. The guys who were out [Michal Kempny and Michal Rozsival] were probably out a little too long. He’s part of a group that, with 82 games, might not be able to play them all." Campbell has three goals and 10 points in 37 contests this season.
Thu, Dec 29, 2016 04:40:00 PM

Brian Campbell has been paired with Duncan Keith for the last two games.

The change has resulted in one goal and three assists for the veteran defenseman. Campbell has also topped 20 minutes of ice time in each of those contests. "I don't think I skated great the first few games," said Campbell. "I'm really trying to put that as an emphasis on my game. I played a lot of right side in my career, it just has been a while. Now I'm getting really comfortable at it." He has five points and a plus-6 rating in seven games.
Thu, Oct 27, 2016 08:41:00 AM

Brian Campbell scored his first goal with the Blackhawks since April 8th, 2011 during Monday's 3-2 shootout loss to Calgary.

Campbell, who now has five points this season, would finish is previous campaign with Chicago with five goals and 27 points before being dealt to Florida for Rostislav Olesz over the summer. So you could say it's been a long time coming.
Tue, Oct 25, 2016 12:00:00 AM

Brian Campbell is taking part in the pregame warmup as a winger for Chicago.

He was skating on the third line instead of his customary position as a defenseman. However, that doesn't necessarily mean that he will play forward in the game.
Fri, Oct 21, 2016 07:06:00 PM

Brian Campbell will be in the lineup on Friday.

There was speculation that Campbell would be a healthy scratch so that Trevor van Riemsdyk could draw back into the lineup. However, now Chicago has made it clear that both Campbell and Trevor van Riemsdyk will play. So who will be scratched? Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville isn't saying, so this is a question that might linger until close to game-time. Perhaps the Blackhawks will carry seven defensemen tonight, but at this point, that's just speculation.
Fri, Oct 21, 2016 01:23:00 PM

Brian Campbell could be a healthy scratch on Friday night.

Gustav Forsling and Trevor van Riemsdyk were paired during practice Wednesday, while Campbell skated alongside Michal Rozsival. "We don't want the same two guys sitting out all the time," coach Joel Quenneville said. "Sometimes you don't want to tinker with a winning lineup, and sometimes ... you've got to get them in there to play. That's what we're visiting." Van Riemsdyk has been scratched for the last three games.
Thu, Oct 20, 2016 09:02:00 AM

Patrick Kane was very happy to see the Chicago Blackhawks sign Brian Campbell.

Campbell took a discount to the tune of a one-year, $2.25 million contract to fit under the Blackhawks' cap. "What an amazing pickup," Kane said. "That’s one of the things we missed last year, that guy who could take minutes away from [Duncan Keith, Brent Seabrook] and [Niklas] Hjalmarsson. He should be able to fill that void. Adding another puck-moving defenseman, that’s good for us forwards, too, catching passes in strides and playing the game the way we want to. Great pickup." Campbell is 37 years old at this point, but he's coming off a solid season where he recorded six goals and 31 points in 82 games.
Source: CSN Chicago
Sat, Jul 16, 2016 05:19:00 AM

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PosRoleName
C1Jonathan Toews
2Nick Schmaltz
3Artem Anisimov
4Tommy Wingels
LW1Brandon Saad
2Patrick Sharp
3John Hayden
4Vince Hinostroza
5Lance Bouma
RW1Patrick Kane
2Richard Panik
3Alex DeBrincat
4Ryan Hartman
5Marian Hossa
D1Duncan Keith
2Brent Seabrook
3Jan Rutta
4Gustav Forsling
5Connor Murphy
6Michal Kempny
7Cody Franson
8Jordan Oesterle
9Ville Pokka
G1Corey Crawford
2Anton Forsberg