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By The Numbers: Brian Campbell

Friday, 05.11.2012 / 3:00 PM ET / By The Numbers
By Glenn Odebralski  - FloridaPanthers.com
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By The Numbers: Brian Campbell
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2011-12 SEASON FOR BRIAN CAMPBELL

1. - With a team to assemble for the upcoming season, Dale Tallon turned to Brian Campbell to kick off his transformation of a team that would go from last in the Eastern Conference to third and a division title in the 2011-12 season. The first big move of an exciting summer, Tallon started with Campbell, acquiring the player he once signed in Chicago to a free agent deal in the summer of 2008 in a draft day trade with the Blackhawks on June 24.

3. - Campbell capped off a great first season in South Florida (see below) as he was named as one of three finalists for the Lady Byng Memorial Trophy, given "to the player adjudged to have exhibited the best type of sportsmanship and gentlemanly conduct combined with a high standard of playing ability." The Strathroy, ON native is just the third defenseman to be named a finalist for the award since the League started announcing finalists in the early 1980s (Niklas Lidstrom - five times, Brian Leetch, 1992). And if he were to win, Campbell would be only the third defenseman to win the award ever and the first since Red Kelly (1953-54 season).

Brian Campbell played in his fourth All-Star Game of his career January 29th in Ottawa (Getty Images)

4. - It didn't take long for Campbell's offensive contributions to kick in. The defenseman recorded two assists in the season opener on Long Island and then one against Pittsburgh. He easily trumped those in posting a career-tying as well as franchise-tying (for defensemen) four in Tampa against the Lightning on October 17. The blueliner had five games of three assists or more during the season.

5. - The first-year Cat kept his point production up as the Cats returned to the playoffs for the first time since 2000 as he registered five points (1-4-5) in seven playoff games. That included the game-winning tally as Florida came from three-goals down to defeat the Devils 4-3 in Game 3 in New Jersey.

6. - One of the main reasons why Campbell was named as a Lady Byng finalist was the amount of penalty minutes finished with. He took just three minors during the season, tying a career low (for playing in more than half of the team's games). Campbell also finished with six penalty minutes during the 2010-11 season with Chicago, but accomplished that feat in 65 games. His last penalty came on February 17 against Washington (slashing call).

7. - Skating in the fourth All-Star game of his career, Campbell posted a mind-popping stat in a game that is know for his offense. The blueliner finished with a plus-7 as his team (Team Chara) won a 12-9 affair. "Soupy" also had an assist and finished with a team-high 21:40 of ice time.

9. - Campbell led the way for Panthers blueliners and finished fourth on the team in terms of multi-point games, registering nine during the season. Florida finished 7-0-2 when Campbell picked up two or more points.

30. - Where Campbell did most of his damage in the scoring department was on the power play as he set up 30 power play goals with his passing. That, a franchise most, was good enough for second in the NHL, finishing two behind Philadelphia Flyers winger Claude Giroux.

39:31. - Mr. Dependable, Campbell had a season-high 39:31 of ice time in the Panthers Game 7 double overtime defeat to New Jersey in the first round of the Eastern Conference playoffs. During the regular season, he finished with a high of 32:51 which was accomplished on February 23 in Minnesota.

49. - Initially though to have broken a Panthers record for defensemen, Campbell would have to settle for tying the assist record for a defenseman set by Robert Svehla which was set during the 1995-96 season. The 49 helpers was also the second most in his career.

Campbell registered 53 points (second most in career) in his first season in Florida (Getty Images)

53. - Campbell provided a consistent offense in his first year in Florida, picking up 53 points. Good enough for second most in his career, the total is nine points behind his career high of 62 which he set during the 2007-08 season when he split time between Buffalo and San Jose. The 53 points was tied for second in NHL defensemen in scoring (with Winnipeg's Dustin Byfuglien), 25 points behind league leader Erik Karlsson (Ottawa).

82. - Should definitely be known as Mr. Dependable as he was one of three Panthers to play in all 82 regular season games (Tomas Fleischmann, Mike Weaver). It's the fourth time in his career that he has played in 82 games (did play in 83 in 2007-08 split between Buffalo and San Jose).

2,205:31. - It's a wonder if Campbell got time and a half for the amount of time he put on the ice (lame joke inserted) as the Cats defenseman led all skaters in time on ice, skating in 2,205:31 during season. That's almost 37 hours (36.75) of time spent out there completing a hip check, doing one of his 360's or picking up an assist. His total time on the ice was 53 minutes more than the NY Rangers' Dan Girardi who was second in that category.

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STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 x - NYR 73 47 19 7 224 168 101
2 MTL 75 46 21 8 197 167 100
3 TBL 75 46 22 7 244 194 99
4 NYI 75 44 26 5 228 208 93
5 PIT 74 40 23 11 204 186 91
6 DET 73 39 22 12 212 201 90
7 WSH 74 40 24 10 215 182 90
8 OTT 73 37 25 11 213 195 85
9 BOS 74 36 25 13 195 193 85
10 FLA 74 34 26 14 184 202 82
11 PHI 75 30 29 16 196 216 76
12 NJD 74 31 31 12 166 189 74
13 CBJ 73 34 35 4 198 228 72
14 CAR 73 27 36 10 170 201 64
15 TOR 75 27 42 6 194 241 60
16 BUF 74 20 46 8 141 249 48

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Huberdeau 71 13 32 7 45
N. Bjugstad 72 24 19 -7 43
J. Jokinen 73 7 33 -1 40
J. Jagr 69 13 25 -4 38
B. Boyes 72 12 23 10 35
A. Ekblad 73 11 24 10 35
J. Hayes 64 18 13 -4 31
A. Barkov 63 12 17 -2 29
B. Campbell 74 3 21 1 24
B. Pirri 41 20 2 5 22
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
R. Luongo 26 17 11 .922 2.32
A. Montoya 5 7 2 .888 3.08
 
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