Every franchise in the National Hockey League can safely label a specific player as their “franchise” player. A franchise player could be described as an athlete who is not only the team’s best player, but also a player that the front office knows they can build their team around. For the past decade or so, Stephen Weiss has been the cornerstone of the Florida Panthers franchise, however, after last season; I think it is clear that it has shifted to defenseman, Brian Campbell. He didn’t score the most points, he didn’t have the most goals, he didn’t even have a positive plus-minus last year; however, in my opinion Brian Campbell was the best all-around player on last year’s Florida Panthers team.
Games Played: 82
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