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Brian Campbell | Defenseman | #51

Team: Florida Panthers
Age / DOB:  (37) / 5/23/1979
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 192
Drafted: 1997 / Rd. 6 (156) / BUF
Contract: view contract details

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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

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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

Brian Campbell would like to be back with the Florida Panthers next season.

The soon-to-be 37-year-old defenseman had six goals and 31 points in 82 games with the Panthers in 2015-16. He also posted a personal best plus-31 rating, while averaging 22:16 of ice time per match. Campbell is eligible for unrestricted free agency, but he'll probably be back with Florida.
Apr 26 - 11:07 AM

Brian Campbell played in his 1,000th career game on Tuesday night.

He posted a plus-2 rating in the contest and leads all NHL defensemen with a plus-31 rating this season. Campbell has had a solid year with 31 points, including 25 assists, in 80 games. According to, when Campbell is on ice the Panthers score a team-leading 65 percent of their goals.
Apr 6 - 5:39 PM

Brian Campbell leads the Panthers in plus-minus and average ice time per game this season.

He has a plus-27 rating this campaign, while leading Florida with 22:13 of playing time per game. The 36-year-old defender has also posted six goals and 31 points in 78 games this year.
Apr 4 - 10:04 AM

Brian Campbell picked up his sixth goal of the season during Thursday's 3-2 loss to Colorado.

With the tally, Campbell now sits just one point shy of last season's total of 27 points. Through 64 games this campaign it looks like the veteran defender might finally crack double-digit goals for the second time in his career.
Mar 4 - 12:15 AM

Per George Richards, it appears that Brian Campbell and the Florida Panthers share mutual interest in signing a new contract.

Panthers' GM Dale Tallon originally signed Campbell to his expiring eight-year, $57.143M contract while with Chicago and the 36-year-old has been a favorite ever since. Campbell is now in his fifth season in Florida and through 351 games he's posted 27 goals and 168 points. Five goals and eight points shy of the totals during eight seasons and 391 games with Buffalo to begin his career. Campbell is currently working on his 11th straight 20+ point season with five goals and 27 points, and his agent will meet with Tallon "next week to discuss" a new deal.
Feb 17 - 7:17 PM

Brian Campbell picked up an assist in Florida's 2-1 shootout win over Pittsburgh on Monday night.

He also had one shot in 25:27 of ice time. Campbell has collected five points in the past six games to give him a total of 24 on the year. He also owns an impressive plus-21 rating.
Feb 16 - 10:18 AM

Brian Campbell earned a pair of assists Tuesday in a 5-1 win against Toronto.

He fed Aleksander Barkov with a long pass for a power-play goal off the rush and he had another helper on Vincent Trocheck's marker on the man advantage. Campbell has collected two goals and three assists during a four-game point streak.
Jan 27 - 10:36 AM

Brian Campbell is now the proud owner of a three game point streak.

Soupy isn't quite the scoring defender he used to be, but with 17 points in 48 games on the season, he's still able to put up respectable numbers in his advanced age.
Jan 24 - 12:20 AM

Brian Campbell avoided serious injury despite being boarded by the Capitals' Tom Wilson Thursday night.

It was first thought that Campbell sustained a broken nose, but x-rays were negative. The veteran rearguard did have to be stitched up but returned to the game and practiced without incident on Friday. He will suit up Saturday against Boston. Keep Campbell active.
Sat, Dec 12, 2015 09:51:00 AM

Brian Campbell finished off the Red Wings in overtime during Sunday's 2-1 win.

It was just Campbell's second goal of the season as he was the beneficiary of fantastic work by Jonathan Huberdeau to gain the zone, then a perfect pass from Jussi Jokinen to freeze Petr Mrazek. Campbell now has nine points in 23 games this season.
Sun, Nov 29, 2015 05:31:00 PM

Brian Campbell has moved to a defense pairing with Erik Gudbranson.

"It's a different look and we'll see how it works out," said Campbell, who had been skating alongside Aaron Ekblad. "I'm definitely fine with whatever the coaches say to do. I've played with Gudbranson in the past here and there."
Fri, Nov 27, 2015 07:49:00 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Aleksander Barkov
2Vincent Trocheck
3Nick Bjugstad
4Derek MacKenzie
5Jared McCann
6Greg McKegg
7Dave Bolland
LW1Jonathan Huberdeau
2Jussi Jokinen
3Teddy Purcell
4Garrett Wilson
RW1Jaromir Jagr
2Jiri Hudler
3Reilly Smith
4Shawn Thornton
D1Aaron Ekblad
2Brian Campbell
3Keith Yandle
4Willie Mitchell
5Mark Pysyk
6Alex Petrovic
7Steven Kampfer
8Jakub Kindl
9Michael Matheson
G1Roberto Luongo
2Reto Berra
3Al Montoya