MONTREAL -- Florida Panthers defenseman Brian Campbell took the ice for his 1,000th NHL game at Bell Centre on Tuesday, an accomplishment made that much sweeter by the number of times he was overlooked in his career.
"It means a lot to me," Campbell said prior to the game. "A lot of hard work went into it, I wasn't just kind of given it. It wasn't given to me right away, it took me a few years to establish myself. I don't think the odds were too good that I was going to get to this point, you can ask a lot of people."