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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 p - WSH 82 56 18 8 252 193 120
2 x - PIT 82 48 26 8 245 203 104
3 y - FLA 82 47 26 9 239 203 103
4 x - NYR 82 46 27 9 236 217 101
5 x - NYI 82 45 27 10 232 216 100
6 x - TBL 82 46 31 5 227 201 97
7 x - PHI 82 41 27 14 214 218 96
8 x - DET 82 41 30 11 211 224 93
9 BOS 82 42 31 9 240 230 93
10 CAR 82 35 31 16 198 226 86
11 OTT 82 38 35 9 236 247 85
12 NJD 82 38 36 8 184 208 84
13 MTL 82 38 38 6 221 236 82
14 BUF 82 35 36 11 201 222 81
15 CBJ 82 34 40 8 219 252 76
16 TOR 82 29 42 11 198 246 69

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Jagr 79 27 39 23 66
J. Jokinen 81 18 42 25 60
A. Barkov 66 28 31 18 59
J. Huberdeau 76 20 39 17 59
V. Trocheck 76 25 28 15 53
R. Smith 82 25 25 19 50
A. Ekblad 78 15 21 18 36
N. Bjugstad 67 15 19 -8 34
B. Campbell 82 6 25 31 31
B. Pirri 52 11 13 -4 24
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
R. Luongo 35 19 6 .922 2.35
A. Montoya 12 7 3 .919 2.18

 
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