Brian Campbell Hangs ‘Em Up

Nashville Predators v Chicago Blackhawks

CHICAGO – OCTOBER 13: Defenseman Brian Campbell #51 of the Chicago Blackhawks skates with the puck against the Nashville Predators during the third period at the United Center on October 13, 2008 in Chicago, Illinois. The Predators won 3-2 in a shootout. (Photo by Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

Well, Brian Campbell has officially called it a career. The defenceman announced his retirement today during a radio interview in Chicago.

Playing in 1082 career games, he racked up 87 goals and 504 points playing for the Blackhawks, Panthers, Sharks, and Sabres. He spent his most recent season in Chicago potting 5 goals in 80 games with 17 points respectively.

He won the Stanley Cup once in his career, with Chicago in 2010 and that’s where he’s set to settle in following his 17 season career. The team announced that he will be joining their front office¬†where he’ll assist with marketing, youth, and community initiatives.

“I’m excited to transition into the next step in both my professional career and life,” said Campbell in a statement. “I’m grateful to the countless number of teammates, coaches, team staff and fans that I have crossed paths with throughout my playing career in Chicago, Buffalo, Florida and San Jose. The Blackhawks organization has allowed me to take on this challenge and I’m thankful for this new opportunity.”

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