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Flames acquire Kris Russell from St. Louis

Friday, 05.07.2013 / 1:08 PM / Calgary Flames Transactions
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Flames acquire Kris Russell from St. Louis

CALGARY, AB -- The Calgary Flames announced today that they have acquired defenceman Kris Russell from the St. Louis Blues in exchange for Calgary’s fifth round pick in the 2014 NHL Draft.

Russell, a native of Red Deer, Alberta, played 33 games with St. Louis this season netting one goal and adding six assists for seven points along with nine penalty minutes. He has played 364 career NHL games scoring 23 goals and 72 assists for 95 points and 145 penalty minutes over six seasons. Russell was originally drafted in the third round of the 2005 NHL Draft by the Columbus Blue Jackets

Contract Terms: One-year, one-way contract with an Average Annual Value of $1,500,000 per season.

 Season
 Team
 Lge
GP G A Pts PIM +/- GP G A Pts PIM
 2003-04
 Medicine Hat Tigers
 WHL
55 4 15 19 30 -1 20 3 2 5 4
 2004-05
 Medicine Hat Tigers
 WHL
72 26 35 61 37 29 10 2 1 3 4
 2005-06
 Medicine Hat Tigers
 WHL
55 14 33 47 18 8 13 4 8 12 11
 2006-07
 Medicine Hat Tigers
 WHL
59 32 37 69 56 14 23 4 15 19 24
 2007-08
 Columbus Blue Jackets
 NHL
67 2 8 10 14 -12 -- -- -- -- --
 2008-09
 Columbus Blue Jackets
 NHL
66 2 19 21 28 -10 4 1 1 2 2
 2008-09
 Syracuse Crunch
 AHL
14 3 5 8 0 -3 -- -- -- -- --
 2009-10
 Columbus Blue Jackets
 NHL
70 7 15 22 32 3 -- -- -- -- --
 2010-11
 Columbus Blue Jackets
 NHL
73 5 18 23 37 -9 -- -- -- -- --
 2011-12
 Columbus Blue Jackets
 NHL
12 2 1 3 13 -1 -- -- -- -- --
 2011-12
 St. Louis Blues
 NHL
43 4 5 9 12 13 9 0 3 3 5
 2012-13
 TPS Turku
 SM-liiga
15 2 12 14 8 -1 -- -- -- -- --
 2012-13
 St. Louis Blues
 NHL
33 1 6 7 9 6 -- -- -- -- --
 TOTALS
 NHL
364 23 72 95 145 -10 13 1 4 5 7