• SHARE:
  • email
  • Bookmark and Share

Blackhawks deal defenceman Campbell to Panthers for forward Olesz

ST. PAUL, Minn. - The Chicago Blackhawks have traded defenceman Brian Campbell to the Florida Panthers for forward Rostislav Olesz.

The deal was finalized late Friday, after the first round of the NHL draft.

The 32-year-old Campbell had 19 goals and 38 assists over three seasons with the Blackhawks.

He was the third-highest paid player on the team last season at US$7.142 million behind Duncan Keith and Marian Hossa. Campbell just completing the third year of an eight-year contract that will pay him more than $56 million. He had five goals and 22 assists in 65 games last season, averaging nearly 23 minutes per game.

The 25-year-old Olesz was the seventh overall pick by the Panthers in the 2004 draft. The native of the Czech Republic had six goals and 11 assists in 44 games last season, completing the third of a six-year contract that pays him $18.75 million.

The Blackhawks had a busy day. They traded left wing Troy Brouwer to the Washington Capitals for the 26th pick in the first round, giving them two selections.

"We're fortunate in our organization that we've got a lot of young players who we need to find spots for," general manager Stan Bowman said, adding: "We're excited that we added a first-round pick. It's not easy to do that these days the way those are valued around the league."

More Stories

Ducks sign defenceman Sami Vatanen to 2-year contract coming off rookie season

ANAHEIM, Calif. - The Ducks have signed defenceman Sami Vatanen to a two-year contract coming...

Blackhawks D Oduya expects to be ready for camp after breaking foot in playoffs

CHICAGO - Johnny Oduya's walking boot caused a bit of a stir this weekend at the Chicago...

Penguins, defenceman Simon Despres agree to 2-year deal

PITTSBURGH, Pa. - The Pittsburgh Penguins have signed defenceman Simon Despres to a two-year...

Defenceman Dmitry Kulikov signs 3-year deal to stay with Florida Panthers

Last winter wasn't very good for the Florida Panthers. This summer, however, has gone largely...
blog comments powered by Disqus

THN on Twitter

Who will win the 2014-15 Calder Trophy?






















Contests

Our Partners