Brian Campbell officially hangs up his skates

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Campbell first joined the Blackhawks in 2009, skating out for three seasons before heading to the Florida Panthers in 2011.

The Blackhawks announced Campbell would be joining the team's front office with a role in marketing, community and youth hockey initiatives.

"I'm excited to transition into the next step in both my professional career and life", said Campbell. Campbell also played part of one season with the Sharks. "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".

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After 17 seasons in the NHL, Blackhawks defenseman Brian Campbell is calling it a career.

Campbell was a very important piece to the puzzle when the Chicago Blackhawks broke the 2010 49 year drought to win the Stanley Cup. "The Blackhawks organization has allowed me to take on this challenge and I'm thankful for this new opportunity". Campbell appeared in four NHL All Star Games and on January 22, 2017, he recorded his 500th career point. The Hawks signed him to an eight-year deal worth approximately $57.1 million in 2008.

Since then, he's gone on to have one of the most illustrious careers in his draft class, wrapping up his career fifth in games played behind only Joe Thornton, Patrick Marleau, Marian Hossa and Olli Jokinen. Campbell said after the season he would either continue playing in Chicago or retire, and Campbell opted for the latter.

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