30-Year-Old Center – Boston Bruins
Gregory Campbell Contract Information:
Signed to a three-year, $4.8 million deal with the Bruins in June of 2012.
Campbell saw 10:38 worth of ice time in his return to action Thursday against the Canadiens.
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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
With 13 points in 48 games, Campbell wasnít much of a fantasy factor this past season, but he provides the Bruins with plenty of intangibles, while centering the teamís effective fourth line and serving very capably as a penalty killer. His underrated value to the team was especially evident after he sustained a leg injury that forced him from last seasonís playoffs. Campbell will be fully recovered for the coming season, where heíll continue in his role as a valuable role player for the Bís.
Campbell scored just eight goals and 16 points in 78 games for the Bruins this past season, but he's a quality role player for the team, who will continue to earn his keep centering the B's very solid fourth line, while also contributing as a penalty killer. While heís not afraid to drop the gloves, he doesnít rack up PIMs at a prolific rate, having recorded 80 in 78 games in 2011-12 and 485 in 521 career games overall.
With 13 goals and 29 points in 80 games this past season, Campbell is not a great fantasy option given that he is a center. But for the Bruins, he's a tremendous fit as the pivot on the team's energy line and while he's not counted on as a sniper, he is a fine two-way player overall who is skilled enough to chip in some timely offense.
Campbell, who was acquired from Florida in June, essentially replaces Steve Begin as a member of the Bruins' energy line. He can help out as a penalty killer, but his offensive upside is limited, which minimizes his fantasy relevance in Boston.
Once billed as strictly an intangibles guy, Campbell surprised just about everyone with a line of 13-19ó32 (all career highs) last season. But donít expect a repeat performance. Florida is stacked with young skill guys, but not many checkers. Campbell will rarely see power-play time and may not have the luxury of playing with slick skaters often. Consider 32 points a ceiling, which makes him a marginal fantasy player at best.
Campbell is an intangibles kind of guy, which means he shouldn't be considered for fantasy teams unless you're in a league where only union representatives are eligible. And even then, he's still a bit of a stretch.
Campbell stuck with the big club for all of last season, but still only tallied nine points. Even if there were a rash of injuries to the Panthers' top six, Campbell wouldn't be considered an option to move up to a scoring role. Steer clear of him in fantasy drafts.
The Panthers like Campbell, but fantasy owners do not. He is the perfect mold of mobile fourth-liner, but will never put up numbers warranting fantasy attention.
A real character kind of player that will threaten to make the NHL squad out of camp, but don't let it fool you. A solid checking line forward that does all of the little things right. That said, he won't put up notable fantasy numbers.