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Brian Campbell Named To 2012 NHL All-Star Roster

by Staff Writer / Florida Panthers
Brian Campbell will play in his fourth NHL All-Star game in Ottawa on January 29th. His last came in 2009 in Montreal while representing the Chicago Blackhawks


BREAKING THE NEWS (Dineen Interrupts Meeting)
CAMPBELL ON ANNOUNCEMENT
The Florida Panthers announced today that defenseman Brian Campbell has been named to the roster for the 2012 Tim Hortons NHL All-Star Game in Ottawa, Ont., on Sunday, Jan. 29 at 4 p.m. ET. Other festivities during the All-Star weekend include the 2012 Molson Canadian NHL All-Star Player Fantasy Draft on Thursday, Jan. 26 at 8 p.m., where the players will be drafted into teams for the weekend, and the 2012 Molson Canadian NHL All-Star Skills Competition on Saturday, Jan. 28 at 7 p.m.

Campbell makes his fourth career NHL All-Star appearance as he enjoys his first season with Florida. The Strathroy, Ont., native, who had 27 points (5-22-27) in 65 games last season, has already surpassed that mark with 33 points in 42 games. Campbell’s 30 assists are tied for third-most among all NHL players this year, while also leading the NHL in power-play assists (18) and ranking fifth among all players in ice time per game (26:17). The 32-year-old has totaled four separate three-game point streaks this year and currently has totaled six assists in his last six games.

Campbell had an assist in the 2009 NHL All-Star Game in Montreal representing the Chicago Blackhawks. He notched three points (1-2-3) in the 2008 NHL All-Star Game in Atlanta and was a starter at the 2007 NHL All-Star Game in Dallas while playing for the Buffalo Sabres.
 
A total of 42 players will participate in the 2012 NHL-All Star Weekend. For a complete roster, visit: www.nhl.com/allstar

The events will be broadcast on the NBC Sports Network in the U.S.

The Southeast Division-leading Panthers (21-13-8) continue play when they host the Pittsburgh Penguins tomorrow at 7:30 p.m. at the BankAtlantic Center. The game can be seen live on FS Florida and heard on 560 WQAM. 

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