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via the CP at TSN,
Defenceman Chris Campoli will play the rest of the 2012-13 season with a team in Switzerland, according to Swiss media reports.
The Geneva Tribune and Swiss Hockey News reported that Campoli, who helped negotiate a new NHL collective bargaining agreement, has signed for the balance of the season with Geneva of Switzerland's top league. Geneva used its eighth and last foreign-player license to sign him.
Campoli, a 28-year-old Mississauga, Ont., native, played for the Montreal Canadiens last season, recording two goals and nine assists, but his contract was not renewed. He was an unrestricted free agent while serving as a member of the NHL Players Association's negotiating committee during the lockout. He had been seeking a new team since the lockout ended in early January.
from Michael Grange of Sportsnet,
Hockey is back and fears about its bubble bursting can seemingly be put aside for now.
Interesting that one of the architects of its return -- hammered out in a 16-hour, overnight bargaining session just a week ago -- spent the first day of hockey season at home, on the couch, watching the NFL playoffs and waiting for the phone to ring asking him to come to work.
Chris Campoli was part of a small handful of NHLPA members deeply involved in CBA negotiations from the beginning to the not-as-bitter-as-it-could-have-been end. He was in New York for meetings in the sweltering heat of summer and there over the frigid New Years week as the deal finally got done.
It's understandable in some respects, his parents Gino and Lindsay raised him and his brothers to stand up for what he believed in; to lend a hand rather than let others carry the load.
"I enjoy being involved and active and I think it's important," said Campoli, whose track record of community thinking dates back to his junior days with the Erie Otters, where he won the OHL's top reward for public service. "These are the lives we live and we only get one opportunity -- in this case with collective bargaining -- to stand up for what we believe in. This could be the only chance for the next 10 years, possibly."
From Pat Hickey at Postmedia via the Montreal Gazette:
Tampa’s Ryan Malone leveled Chris Campoli with a shoulder to the head midway through the third period. He was assessed a major penalty and a game misconduct…
From Greg Wyshinski at Yahoo! Sports Puck Daddy:
Campoli’s leaning a bit on the play, but hardly leaned into the hit. It’s the kind of check that was legal for the first seven seasons of Malone’s career; not so much anymore.
With Andrei Markov’s status to start the season up in the air, the Montreal Canadiens added some blue line depth on Monday by signing Chris Campoli to a one-year, $1.75 million contract.
“I’m preparing and training just as hard as I always do as if I already have a contract. The bottom line is you have to be ready to play and be in great shape to play.”
“I have to be patient and keep working hard so wherever I end up I’ll make a good first impression. I’m 27, there is still a lot of time left in me as a player.
“I’ll be ready when the next opportunity knocks for me.”
-UFA Chris Campoli. More from Bob Mitchell of the Toronto Star.
TSN TV is reporting Chris Campoli to Chicago. Details to come.
added 2:01pm, via Bob McKenzie tweet,
CHI gives up conditional 2nd and Ryan Potulny to OTT for Campoli and a conditinoal 2nd.
Did Chris Campoli aim a shot at the ankle of P.K. Subban? Don Cherry says yes in the HNIC post-game show last night.
Watch the video below, which by the way covers numerous topics of the day.
If you are only concerned about the shot, scroll to the 2:30 mark.
via Bruce Garrioch tweet,
Chris Campoli has signed a one year, $1.4 million deal to avoid arb.
via the New York Islanders,
The Islanders have acquired forward Dean McAmmond and a first-round draft selection in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft from the Ottawa Senators, in exchange for forward Mike Comrie and defenseman Chris Campoli.
added 4:51pm, The first the Islanders received was acquired by Ottawa from San Jose, so it will be a very low pick in the first round.
via the New York Islanders,
Chris Campoli, one of the Islanders’ top young defensemen, will have shoulder surgery on Thursday and will be out for the remainder of the 2007-08 season…
“It’s a tough break for Chris. He’s been such a good player and he’s shown a lot of heart this season while battling the injury,” said Islanders head coach Ted Nolan. “The good news is that he will be under the best medical care and he has so many good years ahead of him. With Chris out, an opportunity opens up for someone to take advantage of. Thankfully, we had depth at the start of the season with at least 9 quality NHL defensemen. You can never have enough of them.”