WEST VALLEY CITY — The Utah Grizzlies have added defenseman Ed Campbell, a veteran of 695 professional games, including 464 in the AHL and 177 in the IHL, to their team for the 2006-07 season that begins Oct. 20. It will mark his first ECHL campaign.

The 1993 draft pick of the New York Rangers, signed Wednesday, has made numerous trips to the E-Center as an opponent of Utah from 1997-2005.

"Ed is another person that Grizzlies fans will remember as having played against us for years here at the E-Center," said Grizzlies coach Jason Christie. "He has always been a very solid customer for his opposition; obviously a player you like to have on your team."

Campbell, 31, has logged AHL time with Binghamton, Hartford, Worcester, Grand Rapids, Providence, Hershey, Milwaukee, Bridgeport and Cleveland. In the former International Hockey League, the 31-year-old played for Orlando and Fort Wayne.

In addition to nearly 700 professional games, the Massachusetts native has also appeared in 61 career playoff games over the course of his career.

Entering his 11th pro season in 2006-2007, Campbell has 172 points (38 goals) and 1,487 regular season penalty minutes.