BOSTON, MA – Boston Bruins General Manager Peter Chiarelli announced today, June 13, that the club has signed center Gregory Campbell to a three-year contract through the 2014-15 season and has reached an agreement in principle with center Chris Kelly on a four-year contract through the 2015-16 season. Campbell's contract is worth an average of $1.6 million annually over the three years of his deal. Kelly's deal will be worth an average of $3 million annually over the four years of his deal.
The 2011-12 season marked the 28-year-old Campbell's second as a member of the Boston Bruins. In his two seasons with the club, he has skated in 158 regular season games with 21 goals, 24 assists and 173 penalty minutes. Campbell has appeared in 32 postseason contests with Boston and has tallied one goal and five assists for six points. During the Bruins 2011 Stanley Cup Championship run, Campbell played in all 25 playoff games and recorded 1-3=4 totals with four penalty minutes.
For his career, the 6'0", 197-pound native of Tillsonburg, Ontario has played in 521 NHL games with Florida and Boston and has registered 50 goals, 80 assists and 485 penalty minutes. Campbell was originally drafted by the Florida Panthers in the third round (67th overall) of the 2002 NHL Entry Draft. He was acquired by the Bruins from Florida on June 22, 2010, along with Nathan Horton in exchange for Dennis Wideman, a 2010 first round pick (Derek Forbort) and a 2011 third round pick (Kyle Rau).
The 2011-12 season was Kelly's first full season as a member of the Bruins after being acquired from Ottawa on February 15, 2011 in exchange for a 2011 second round pick (Shane Prince). In his tenure with Boston, the 31- year-old has skated in 106 games with 22 goals, 22 assists, and 47 penalty minutes. Kelly has appeared in 32 postseason contests with Boston and has tallied six goals and ten assists for 16 points. During the Bruins 2011 Stanley Cup Championship run, he played in all 25 playoff games and recorded 5-8=13 totals with six penalty minutes.
For his career, the 6'0", 198-pound native of Toronto, Ontario has played in 569 NHL games with Ottawa and Boston and has registered 97 goals, 123 assists and 296 penalty minutes. Kelly was originally drafted by the Senators in the third round (94th overall) of the 1999 NHL Entry Draft.