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07-13-2011, 02:10 AM
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Ahem, Eden Hall selects Brian Campbell, D

-2nd Team All-Star in 2007-08

-Played in 3 All Star Games (2007, 2008, 2009)

-10th in Norris voting in 2006-07 (0-0-3-4-15)
-5th in Norris voting in 2008-09 (1-18-16-31-24)

-Stanley Cup in 2010 - Team high +11 in the playoffs and assist on the Cup winning goal.


In Campbell's 4 year peak (2005-06 to 2008-09), he was 7th in scoring by defensemen with 206 points (51.5 points per season), 94.5% of 2nd place Brian Rafalski's total.

Sometime in 2009-10, Campbell lost his spot Chicago's first PP unit in favor of Duncan Keith and Keith's regular partner, part of the reason his point totals decreased. Despite not getting first unit PP time for the large part of the last 2 seasons, Campbell's 271 points in the 6 years since the lockout place him 9th among defensemen, with 87.4% of 2nd place Visnovsky's total.

Campbell (9th) is the only one of the top 16 highest scoring defensemen since the lockout not to be taken in the main draft:

-As a bonus, once in a blue moon, Campbell physically destroys someone:

Also, Campbell is tougher than most give him credit for. Campbell was expected to be out a minimum of 8 weeks and possibly the season after being boarded by Alexander Ovechkin in March of 2010, but returned just five weeks later for their first round playoff series against Nashville.

Leadership abilities:

Buffalo News
For the last three seasons, defenseman Brian Campbell has certainly been one of the leaders in the Buffalo Sabres' dressing room. But he's taken on even more of that role this year with the departures of Chris Drury and Daniel Briere and the coaching staff has certainly noticed. Saturday morning, coach Lindy Ruff named Campbell the team's captain for December
(the Sabres used rotating captains after the departure of Drury and Briere, who were Co-Captains for 2 seasons.)

Sam Fels, NBC Chicago, 2011:

Also was seemingly the only veteran voice in the room who was completely clear on what the Hawks were wasting away as they tossed point after point during the season. If only more of his teammates had listened.
PP Abilities:

Dale Tallon, upon signing Campbell in Chicago:

"He can move the puck, skate up ice and get you out of trouble," Tallon said. "The power play, at the point, is what he does best."
Mike Santos, assistant GM of the Florida Panthers:

“We had the 29th ranked power play in the league last year and just picked up a premier power play quarterback."
Defensive ability:

Sam Fels, NBC Chicago, 2011:

Campbell was also the Hawks' best penalty killer for a long stretch this season.
Joe Thornton, 2008:

"With getting Brian Campbell, we added something that I think we all thought we needed — a puck-moving defenceman," said Thornton. "He can play a lot of minutes, plays good defensively [and] plays the power play."
Joel Quenneville, 2009 Conference Semis:

“He’s skating well. He’s a threat offensively off the rush, has patience on the offensive point and has been solid defensively. He’s been very effective.”

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