Brian Campbell Signs with the Chicago Blackhawks for Eight Years and $56.8M

Ryan BostonCorrespondent IJuly 1, 2008

The Chicago Blackhawks continue their surprising opening day of free agency by signing the best available defenseman, Brian Campbell, away from the San Jose Sharks.  The deal is reportedly for eight years and $56.8 million, or a $7.1M annual cap hit.

Earlier in the day the Blackhawks signed the best available goaltender in the market, Cristobal Huet, to a four year, $22.5 million contract.