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Florida Panthers Official Release on Brian 'Gregory' Campbell Trade

Florida Panthers Acquire D Brian Campbell From Chicago Blackhawks
in exchange for LW Rostislav Olesz
Stanley Cup Champion & Two-time NHL All-Star Joins Cats

ST. PAUL, MINN – Florida Panthers General Manager Dale Tallon announced today that the club has acquired D Brian Campbell from the Chicago Blackhawks in exchange for LW Rostislav Olesz.

“Brian is a top-four, mobile, puck-moving defenseman who we are very pleased to have acquired,” said Tallon. “He is a hard working and responsible player, who will be counted on to play an important role on our power play. We look forward to his immediate contribution to our club.”

Campbell, 32, has played in 626 National Hockey League games for Buffalo (2001-08), San Jose (2007-08) and Chicago (2008-11) scoring 54 goals with 258 assists, 167 PIM and a plus-53 rating. The 6-foot, 190-pound defenseman won a Stanley Cup with the Chicago Blackhawks during the 2009-10 season, assisting on the game-winning goal in game six of the 2010 Stanley Cup finals. Campbell has played in 90 postseason games registering 38 points (8-30-38), appearing in the playoffs in six of his last seven seasons.
The Strathroy, Ontario native recorded a career best 52 points (7-45-52) with Chicago during the 2008-09 campaign. The two-time NHL All-Star (2007 & 2008) was drafted by the Buffalo Sabres in the sixth round of the 1997 NHL Entry Draft.

Brian Campbell’s Career Statistics:

Season Team Lge GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
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1999-00 Rochester Americans AHL 67 2 24 26 22 21 0 3 3 0
1999-00 Buffalo Sabres NHL 12 1 4 5 4 -- -- -- -- --
2000-01 Rochester Americans AHL 65 7 25 32 24 4 0 1 1 0
2000-01 Buffalo Sabres NHL 8 0 0 0 2 -- -- -- -- --
2001-02 Rochester Americans AHL 45 2 35 37 13 -- -- -- -- --
2001-02 Buffalo Sabres NHL 29 3 3 6 12 -- -- -- -- --
2002-03 Buffalo Sabres NHL 65 2 17 19 20 -- -- -- -- --
2003-04 Buffalo Sabres NHL 53 3 8 11 12 -- -- -- -- --
2004-05 Jokerit Helsinki SM-li 44 12 13 25 12 12 3 4 7 6
2005-06 Buffalo Sabres NHL 79 12 32 44 16 18 0 6 6 12
2006-07 Buffalo Sabres NHL 82 6 42 48 35 16 3 4 7 14
2007-08 Buffalo Sabres NHL 63 5 38 43 12 -- -- -- -- --
2007-08 San Jose Sharks NHL 20 3 16 19 8 13 1 6 7 4
2008-09 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 82 7 45 52 22 17 2 8 10 0
2009-10 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 68 7 31 38 18 19 1 4 5 2
2010-11 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 65 5 22 27 6 7 1 2 3 6
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NHL Totals 626 54 258 312 167 90 8 30 38 38

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