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Campbell agrees to Florida deal

Friday, 06.24.2011 / 11:05 PM / 2011 NHL Entry Draft
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Campbell agrees to Florida deal
In need to reach the new salary-cap floor of $48.3 million, the Florida Panthers have some money to spend. On Friday night, Brian Campbell agreed to waive his no-trade clause with the Chicago Blackhawks in order to join the Panthers.

In exchange, the Blackhawks will receive left wing Rostislav Olesz from Florida. Olesz, 25, had 6 goals and 11 assists in 44 games for the Panthers this season.

Campbell, 32, had 27 points and was a plus-28 this past season for the Blackhawks. The former sixth-round draft pick has 312 points in 11 seasons in the League. He has 19 goals and 98 assists in 215 regular-season contests with the Blackhawks since signing with the organization as a free agent prior to the 2008-09 season and has 4 goals and 14 assists in 43 postseason games.

Campbell still has five years left in his current contract at $7.1 million per year, while Olesz has three years remaining at $3.125 million annually.

A native of Bilovec, Czech Republic, Olesz has logged extensive international experience for his native country at the U-18 World Championships, World Junior Championships and World Championships. He was also part of the Czech Republic's bronze-medal winning club at the 2006 Winter Olympic Games in Torino.