Report: Panthers' Campbell 'wants out of Florida'

June 18, 11:56 AM

As the summer trade winds continue to swirl, it appears as though a big-name defenseman may be looking for a new home.

Panthers defenseman Brian Campbell "wants out of Florida," according to Andy Strickland of Fox Sports Midwest. The 35-year-old has two years left on his contract, worth a shade over $7.1 million per season; his no-trade clause also dictates he can designate eight teams he will accept a trade to, as per Capgeek.

Campbell has appeared in every regular season game for the Panthers since being acquired from the Chicago Blackhawks (the team who signed him to that deal) in June 2011. He moved to Florida somewhat reluctantly, however, convinced by former Chicago and current Florida general manager Dale Tallon to waive his no-trade clause to join the team. 

He scored seven goals and added 30 assists while averaging 26:57 of ice time this past season, with a 52.7 percent Corsi for while playing for the 29th place Panthers.

His age and contract may detract some, but if Campbell does indeed want out of Florida, there certainly will be demand for his services.