The Chicago Blackhawks announced today that Brian Campbell will be retiring from playing hockey. News first hit last through a rumor from Barstool Big Cat of Barstool Sports but it was made official today.
Campbell played in 17 NHL seasons with the Buffalo Sabres, San Jose Sharks, Florida Panthers and most notably for the Chicago Blackhawks. In that time he amassed 87 goals, 417 assists and tallied his 500th career point with the Blackhawks on January 22, 2017.
Campbell played in multiple All-Star games but is best remembered for assisting Patrick Kane on the deciding goal of the 2010 Stanley Cup Victory.
Campbell will join the Blackhawks front office in the Business operations department. He had this to say about everything, “I’m excited to transition into the next step in both my professional career and life. 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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After 17 seasons in the NHL, @bcampbell_51 has announced his retirement.
Congrats on an incredible career, Soupy! pic.twitter.com/I4Wg8wwTIl
— Chicago Blackhawks (@NHLBlackhawks) July 17, 2017