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Brian Campbell  #51

Florida Panthers  Defenseman
NUMBER: 51 BIRTHDATE: May 23, 1979  (AGE 34)
HEIGHT: 5' 10" BIRTHPLACE: Strathroy, ON, Canada
WEIGHT: 192 DRAFTED: BUF / 1997 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 6th   (156th overall)
<span class="txt18Strg">All-Star Profile </span><br /> <br /> <a href="#quick"><b>QUICK FACTS</b></a><br /> <a href="#he"><b>HE SAID IT</b></a><br /> <a href="#they"><b>THEY SAID IT</b></a><br /> <a href="#news"><b>IN THE NEWS</b></a><br /> <a href="#video"><b>VIDEO FEATURES</b></a><br /> <br /> <a name="quick"></a><b>QUICK FACTS</b><br /> He grew up playing minor hockey with Joe Thornton of the Sharks. They played summer hockey together for six years. Campbell lived with Thornton when he was traded to San Jose at the trade deadline (February 26, 2008) last season. He commented after his game against the Sharks this season: &quot;I had a little dinner at Joe's house last night. It was good to see him and my old bedroom we had a blast.&quot; <br /> <br /> Participated in his second consecutive All-Star Game in 2008. &quot;I think this year I might be a little bit more comfortable going through it. I think last year I was just hoping that some of them would know my name.&quot; <br /> <br /> He made his all-star debut in 2007 after being voted to the starting lineup &ndash; - he led all Eastern Conference defensemen in fan balloting (602,982 votes) and had the third highest vote total among all players, behind Sidney Crosby and Joe Thornton. &quot;When I found out I was on the ballot, I thought it was for the American Hockey League ballot. Then finding out after two weeks you're first or second in voting, I was taken aback. I never thought I would be standing here.&quot; <br /> <br /> Campbell was named the CHL player of the year in 1998-99 after leading the Ottawa 67's to a Memorial Cup Championship. <br /> <br /> <a name="he"></a><b>HE SAID IT</b><br /> On the up-tempo style of the Blackhawks: &quot;I think a lot of it relates to our practices, how everything is fast and hard and it rolls over. Everything is quick-paced and to the point. Even in our pregame meetings everything is bang-bang-bang. Each coach has five minutes and you've got to be done with it in five minutes because we've got a game to play.&quot; <br /> <br /> On the Blackhawks success this season: &quot;You can't beat winning. That's what you want to play for. It makes hockey a lot more fun coming to the rink every day. We're getting to where we need to be to face those top teams in the Western Conference. We can play with those guys. It's just gaining more confidence. We've been really consistent over the first half of the season. It's exciting.&quot; <br /> <br /> <a name="they"></a><b>THEY SAID IT</b><br /> Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville: &quot;He really helps us in a lot of ways - that quickness in our end, our puck possession and our direct passes coming out of our zone. He's got some experience that we can use as well. He provides a lot of things that are needed. I think he's enjoying himself as well.&quot; <br /> <br /> Blackhawks teammate Patrick Kane: &quot;You can just see what he adds out there. He makes plays, and he's so calm with the puck. He makes great passes, great moves to get himself in good situations and set players up ... just the way he skates with the puck he knows where the open guy is. The entries on the power play are going to be big. Him bringing up the puck, it's guaranteed to get into the zone.&quot; <br /> <br /> <a name="news"></a><b>IN THE NEWS</b><br /> <a target="_blank" href="http://www.buffalonews.com/494/story/548699.html">Campbell Warming Chicago Hearts</a><br /> <a href="http://www.nhl.com/ice/news.htm?id=396419" target="_blank">Cambpell an outdoor guru</a><br /> <br /> <a name="video"></a><b>VIDEO FEATURES</b><br /> <a href="http://www.nhl.tv/team/console.jsp?catid=2&amp;id=29848">Named 2009 NHL All-Star Game starter</a><br /> <a href="http://www.nhl.tv/team/console.jsp?&amp;id=28829">2008 Winter Classic memories</a><br /> <a href="http://www.nhl.tv/team/console.jsp?&amp;id=28880">NBC Chicago Goes 1 on 1 with Campbell</a><br /> <br /> <span class="txt14Strg">Career All-Star Game Statistics </span> <div style="border: 1px solid rgb(161, 161, 161); margin: 4px 0px; padding: 0px; float: left; width: 660px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);" id="asstatsbox"> <table width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="2" border="0" class="asstat"> <tbody> <tr class="headrw"> <td>SEASON</td> <td>TEAM</td> <td>Score</td> <td>R</td> <td align="center">GP</td> <td align="center">G</td> <td align="center">A</td> <td align="center">PTS</td> <td align="center">+/-</td> <td align="center">PIM</td> <td align="center">PP</td> <td align="center">SH</td> <td align="center">GW</td> <td align="center">SOG</td> </tr> <tr> <td>2006-07</td> <td>East</td> <td>9-12</td> <td>L</td> <td align="center">1</td> <td align="center">0</td> <td align="center">0</td> <td align="center">0</td> <td align="center">1</td> <td align="center">0</td> <td align="center">0</td> <td align="center">0</td> <td align="center">0</td> <td align="center" class="right">0</td> </tr> <tr> <td>2007-08</td> <td>East</td> <td>8-7</td> <td>W</td> <td align="center">1</td> <td align="center">1</td> <td align="center">2</td> <td align="center">3</td> <td align="center">0</td> <td align="center">0</td> <td align="center">0</td> <td align="center">0</td> <td align="center">0</td> <td align="center" class="right">2</td> </tr> <tr class="totrw"> <td colspan="4">All-Star Totals</td> <td align="center">2</td> <td align="center">1</td> <td align="center">2</td> <td align="center">3</td> <td align="center">1</td> <td align="center">0</td> <td align="center">0</td> <td align="center">0</td> <td align="center">0</td> <td align="center" class="right">2</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </div> <script type="text/javascript">jQuery(function(){ jQuery('#asstatsbox').corner('6px'); });</script>

I didn't think it would actually work, but it ended up working, so I'm thanking my lucky stars tonight.

— Columbus forward Nick Foligno on scoring the overtime goal after telling the Blue Jackets in the locker room that he would win the game