Hawks add D Campbell after agreeing with G Huet

Updated: July 2, 2008, 12:57 AM ET
By Scott Burnside | ESPN.com

The first monster deal of the free-agency period belongs to Chicago Blackhawks general manager Dale Tallon, who reeled in the top defenseman on the free-agent market, Brian Campbell.

After flirting with other free-agent defensemen Wade Redden and Brad Stuart, Tallon inked the smooth-skating Campbell to an eight-year deal worth an average of $7.142 million annually.

Having previously signed netminder Cristobal Huet to a four-year deal worth an average of $5.625 million a year, ...

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