Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Bryan Campbell
His is not a household name, but for a few brief months during the 1970-71 season, Bryan Campbell played on one of the highest-scoring lines in the NHL. He had started playing junior in Hamilton at 16, captained the team, and won a Memorial Cup with the junior Red Wings in 1962.

Unwanted by both Detroit and the Rangers, he thought Los Angeles would make him a player when they claimed him in the 1967 Expansion Draft. The Kings more or less committed him to the minors, though, and he was traded to Chicago in a huge deal with Bill White and Gerry Desjardins for Gilles Marotte, Jim Stanfield, and Denis Dejordy, a trade that built momentum for the resurgent Hawks.

At the start of the next season, 1970-71, Campbell was put on a line with Bobby Hull and Chico Maki, and fans in the Windy City happily recalled the Million Dollar Line, anchored also by Hull a decade earlier, as they watched the new troika score seemingly at will. The line clicked, as they say, but the following season Campbell scored just five goals and he was on his way out of town and out of the NHL.

In the summer of 1972, Campbell signed with Philadelphia in the WHA and played on five teams over the next six seasons in that league, again establishing himself as a consistent scorer. He retired in 1978 after playing a year with the Gretzky-Messier, pre-NHL OIlers, and then moved to Florida where he opened two bars.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1961-62 Hamilton Red Wings OHA-Jr. 23 5 3 8 0 9 0 0 0 0
1961-62 Hamilton Red Wings M-Cup 9 1 3 4 2
1962-63 Hamilton Red Wings OHA-Jr. 49 21 40 61 19 5 2 2 4 2
1963-64 Hamilton Red Wings OHA-Jr. 39 13 25 38 32
1963-64 Cincinnati Wings CPHL 5 1 3 4 2
1963-64 Edmonton Oil Kings CAHL 5 2 0 2 0
1963-64 Edmonton Oil Kings M-Cup 5 9 8 17 2
1964-65 Memphis Wings CPHL 69 23 39 62 54
1965-66 Memphis Wings CPHL 56 24 31 55 32
1966-67 Omaha Knights CPHL 65 26 42 68 46 12 1 9 10 4
1967-68 Los Angeles Kings NHL 44 6 15 21 16 +2
1968-69 Los Angeles Kings NHL 18 2 1 3 4 -7 6 2 1 3 0
1968-69 Springfield Kings AHL 53 27 28 55 24
1969-70 Los Angeles Kings NHL 31 4 4 8 4 -15
1969-70 Springfield Kings AHL 15 7 14 21 2
1969-70 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 14 1 1 2 2 +2 8 1 2 3 0
1970-71 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 78 17 37 54 26 +26 4 0 1 1 0
1971-72 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 75 5 13 18 22 +2 4 0 0 0 2
1972-73 Philadelphia Blazers WHA 75 25 48 73 85 3 0 1 1 8
1973-74 Vancouver Blazers WHA 76 27 62 89 50
1974-75 Vancouver Blazers WHA 78 29 34 63 24
1975-76 Cincinnati Stingers WHA 77 22 50 72 24
1976-77 Indianapolis Racers WHA 8 1 4 5 6
1976-77 Edmonton Oilers WHA 66 12 42 54 18 5 3 1 4 0
1977-78 Edmonton Oilers WHA 53 7 13 20 12
NHL Totals 260 35 71 106 74 22 3 4 7 2


Claimed by NY Rangers from Detroit in Intra-League Draft, June 15, 1966. Claimed by Los Angeles from NY Rangers in Expansion Draft, June 6, 1967. Traded to Chicago by Los Angeles with Bill White and Gerry Desjardins for Gilles Marotte, Jim Stanfield and Denis DeJordy, February 20, 1970. Selected by Chicago (WHA) in 1972 WHA General Player Draft, February 12, 1972. WHA rights traded to Philadelphia (WHA) by Chicago (WHA) for cash, May, 1972. Traded to Cincinnati (WHA) by Calgary (WHA) for cash, September, 1975. Traded to Indianapolis (WHA) by Cincinnati (WHA) for future considerations, August 2, 1976. Traded to Edmonton (WHA) by Indianapolis (WHA) for Gene Peacosh, November, 1976.
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