The Blackhawks honored former defenseman and player development coach Brian Campbell with a “One More Shift” pregame ceremony Thursday at the United Center.
Campbell joined the team on the ice during the playing of the “Star-Spangled Banner” after the starting lineup was announced, and skated on the ice in full gear. The Blackhawks also played highlights from his career, including his assist on Patrick Kane’s 2010 Stanley Cup-clinching goal.
Campbell signed with the Blackhawks as an unrestricted free agent in 2008, and in his first season helped Chicago snap its five-year playoff drought and make the Western Conference Final for the first time in 14 years. The following season, the Blackhawks won their first Stanley Cup in 49 years. He spent three seasons with Chicago then was traded to Florida before being re-acquired by the Blackhawks in 2016. After his retirement, he stayed with the organization in a player development role.
Campbell joins Dave Bolland as the second player the Blackhawks have honored this season with “One More Shift.” The team will honor, at least, two more players during their 10-year anniversary nights to commemorate the 2010 Cup team: Dec. 15 vs. Wild and Jan. 7 vs. Flames. Chicago will wrap up its anniversary nights March 19 against Minnesota with several members of the 2010 team taking the ice for a pregame ceremony.