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Brian Campbell | Defenseman | #51

Team: Chicago Blackhawks
Age / DOB:  (37) / 5/23/1979
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 192
Drafted: 1997 / Rd. 6 (156) / BUF
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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. Oct 27 - 8:41 AM

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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.
Oct 25 - 12:00 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.
Oct 21 - 7:06 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.
Oct 21 - 1:23 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.
Oct 20 - 9:02 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
Jul 16 - 5:19 AM

Brian Campbell described Chicago as "where my heart is."

"The last time when I was a free agent, money played a factor," Campbell said. "This time it was about what was best for me and my family. I have two young daughters; one is going into preschool. I’ve been welcomed into the neighborhood I live in. It’s just where I wanted to be, where my heart was. It just makes our life perfect. We’re ecstatic about being here." Campbell inked a one-year, $2.25 million deal with Chicago. He probably could have gotten more elsewhere, but he presumably took a discount so that the Blackhawks could fit him under the cap. It's a nice break for the Blackhawks, which likely would have had trouble securing some extra defensive help for the 2016-17 campaign if not for Campbell's interest in returning.
Source: CSN Chicago
Jul 4 - 4:37 AM

Brian Campbell allegedly left a lot of money on the table to sign with the Blackhawks.

Rumors are circulating that Campbell was offered a one-year deal worth $5 million by the Panthers. The contract the Hawks and Campbell agreed to was for $2.25 million. Campbell told the press he really wanted to play in Chicago, where he resides in the offseason. He certainly backed that up with his actions. Campbell is in line for serious five-on-five minutes and second power-play ice time and is worthy of a late round selection in fantasy pools especially those that have plus/minus as a category.
Jul 2 - 12:01 PM

Brian Campbell has signed a one-year deal with Chicago for $2.25 million.

Campbell's base salary will be $1.5M with a performance bonus of $750K after playing just 10 games. The Blackhawks were expected to bring back Campbell and now the deal is official. That's a great bargain pickup for the veteran defender, who had six goals and 31 points in 82 games last season with Florida to go with a plus-31 rating. He will be a great addition to Chicago's top-four defense.
Jul 1 - 12:21 PM

The Chicago Blackhawks will reportedly sign Brian Campbell to a one-year deal.

Nothing can be made official until noon ET at the earliest. Campbell signing with Chicago wouldn't be surprising at this point as we've been hearing reports pointing to that outcome for more than a week now. As has been previously stated though, Campbell will need to agree to a discount to make this work from a cap perspective. His deal with them will reportedly be in the $2 million range, which is great value for Chicago is it's true.
Jul 1 - 11:41 AM

The Chicago Blackhawks are reportedly the frontrunners to sign Brian Campbell once the free agent period opens.

That's a bit surprising given Chicago's tough cap situation, but it does follow a previous report that Campbell has "serious interest" in playing for Chicago once more. If Campbell is intent on being reunited with the Blackhawks, then he will likely be agreeing to a discount to make the deal possible.
Source: CSN Chicago
Jul 1 - 8:49 AM

Brian Campbell reportedly has "serious interest" in playing with Chicago.

Campbell's previous stint with the Blackhawks went from 2008-09 through 2010-11. He was traded to the Florida Panthers for cap reasons, but now that his eight-year, $57,143,000 contract is over, he's expected to test the open market. He still has some value at the age of 37 as a top-four puck-moving defenseman, but whether or not the Blackhawks can afford him is another question entirely. It seems fair to say that Campbell-to-Chicago won't be possible unless he's willing to offer the Blackhawks a discount compared to his likely market value.
Jun 22 - 4:22 PM

Florida isn't close to re-signing Brian Campbell.

Panthers GM Tom Rowe believes Campbell will test free agency on July 1. Florida sought to replace Campbell by acquiring the rights to pending unrestricted free agent Keith Yandle on Monday.
Jun 21 - 2:52 PM

Florida's recent moves may help them re-sign pending unrestricted free agent Brian Campbell.

Florida saved $2.5 million in the trade that sent Erik Gudbranson to Vancouver and about $4.1 million when they sent Marc Savard's contract to New Jersey on Friday. Campbell will reportedly field other offers, but the Panthers would like to have him back next year.
Jun 11 - 1:01 PM

It appears that Brian Campbell will test the market first, but he still could re-sign with the Florida Panthers.

GM Tom Rowe has told Campbell's agent that the Panthers want him back and the defenseman has expressed an interest in staying, but it sounds like he will see what kind of other offers are out there before making a final decision.
May 27 - 10:07 AM

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PosRoleName
C1Jonathan Toews
2Artem Anisimov
3Marcus Kruger
4Vince Hinostroza
LW1Artemi Panarin
2Tyler Motte
3Andrew Desjardins
4Dennis Rasmussen
RW1Patrick Kane
2Marian Hossa
3Richard Panik
4Ryan Hartman
5Jordin Tootoo
D1Duncan Keith
2Brent Seabrook
3Brian Campbell
4Niklas Hjalmarsson
5Trevor van Riemsdyk
6Michal Kempny
7Michal Rozsival
8Gustav Forsling
G1Corey Crawford
2Scott Darling
3Lars Johansson