Report: Stanley Cup champion, veteran of 1000+ NHL games announces retirement

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Former Buffalo Sabres, Chicago Blackhawks and Florida Panthers defenseman Brian Campbell has formally announced his retirement from the NHL. The veteran of 1082 games leaves the game after a stellar career highlighted by 87 goals and 504 points. He’s a Stanley Cup champion and a Lady Byng Memorial Trophy winner.

Campbell played for the Blackhawks last season, totally just five goals and 17 points in 80 games. At the peak of his abilities, Campbell was a consistent 40+ point defenseman and had his best season in 2008-09 with the Blackhawks, putting up seven goals and 52 points in 82 games. The following season he’d claim the first and only Stanley Cup championship of his career.

So long, Soupy! All the best in retirement!

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