Player of the Week - Brian Campbell

  • By Staff //
  • November 25, 2011 //

Brian Campbell has moved around a fair bit over the course of his career. The slick skating defenceman has played a key role on every team he has suited up for, bringing his nack for the offensive side of the game to the blueline and helping create the flowing attack with his instinctual breakout and first-pass skills. After tasting the ultimate success with the Chicago Blackhawks in 2009-10 by hoisting the Stanley Cup, Brian has since moved on from the Windy City to the beaches of Florida, following GM Dale Tallon, the man who originally brought him to Chicago. All Brian has done for the upstart Panthers is eat up large minutes, help them re-develop their offense and set-up teammates like Kris Versteeg and Jay Garrison with juicy assists, helping them get off to strong starts in 2011-12. With a new look team in Florida, with new management, coaching and the experience of players like Brian in the mix, the Panthers are ready to reverse their recent string of season outside of the playoff picture and bring the excitement of high-level competitive hockey back to South Florida.

-Brian has been hot lately, notching 7 points in the Panthers last 7 games, giving him 19 points in 21 games played this season

- His 17 assists sees him currently sitting in 2nd place in the NHL, one behind Canucks forward Daniel Sedin

- Brian has become the point man on the Panthers power-play, serving up open-looks and juicy one-timer opportunities to many of his Panther teammates

BIOGRAPHY:

  • Born in Strathroy, Ontario, Canada on May 23, 1979
  • Drafted in the 6th round, 156th overall, in the 1997 NHL Entry Draft by the Buffalo Sabres
  • Captured a Stanley Cup as a member of the 2009-10 Chicago Blackhawks
  • Has suited up for the Buffalo Sabres, San Jose Sharks, Chicago Blackhawks and Florida Panthers during his NHL career
  • Had a decorated junior career with the Ottawa 67’s, including the 1998-99 season when he was awarded both the OHL Most Outstanding Player and the CHL Player of the Year awards
  • Captured a silver medal as a member of the Canadian entry at the 1999 IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship
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