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Posted on Mon, Feb 27, 2012 : 4:29 p.m.

Deadline deal makes Steve Kampfer the latest former Michigan hockey player to change NHL teams

By Pete Cunningham

Steve Kampfer won a Stanley Cup last year with the Boston Bruins. He won't get a chance to help them repeat.

The former Michigan hockey defenseman was traded to the Minnesota Wild for defenseman Greg Zanon, according to reports.

Kampfer had been assigned to the Providence Bruins, Boston's American Hockey League affiliate, on Feb. 11.


Steve Kampfer was part of the Boston Bruins Stanley Cup winning team last year and brought the cup to Yost Ice Arena last summer.

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The deal for Kampfer was reported just moments before Monday's 3 p.m. trade deadline. He is the latest of three former Michigan hockey players to be dealt in recent weeks.

Jack Johnson was traded from the Los Angeles Kings to the Columbus Blue Jackets last week.

Michael Cammalleri made headlines in January when he was traded from the Montreal Canadians to the Calgary Flames during an intermission of a game against the Bruins.

Cammalleri started the game for Montreal but was on his way to Calgary before game's end.



Tue, Feb 28, 2012 : 12:41 p.m.

Great opportunity for Steven. Bruins are stacked at defense, Wild not so much. He could be back in the NHL soon. Good luck, Steven!

Pete Cunningham

Tue, Feb 28, 2012 : 3:29 a.m.

Massive oversight on my part. Thank you dadamek for pointing it out. Here is a link to an article from the Calgary Herald about the Morrison trade: <a href="" rel='nofollow'></a>


Tue, Feb 28, 2012 : 12:28 a.m.

Former Wolverine Brendan Morrison was also recently traded, on January 27th from Calgary to Chicago.