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Kris Russell
Kris Russell
Defenceman  - CGY
Number: 4
Height: 5' 10"
Weight: 173
Shoots: Left
Born: 2 May 1987  (Age 28)
Birthplace: Caroline, AB, Canada
Drafted: CBJ / 2005 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 3rd (67th overall)
2014-15 HIGHLIGHTS: Assisted on the game winner at LAK on Jan. 19... scored his first goal of the season on Feb. 4 vs. SJS... played a career-high 32:22 TOI, blocked an NHL-record 15 shots and had two assists at BOS on Mar. 5... had his second career multi-goal game on Mar. 8 at OTT... had his second three-assist game of the season vs. ANA on Mar. 11... had a pair of assists on Mar. 19 vs. PHI... scored his fourth goal at NSH on Mar. 29... PLAYOFFS: Scored his first career playoff game winning goal at VAN on Apr. 15... notched a goal for the second consecutive game (the second time in his career he has scored in back-to-back games) on Apr. 17 at VAN... had a point for the third straight game with an assist vs. VAN on Apr. 19... had his fourth straight game with a point with an assist on Apr. 21 vs. VAN... assisted on the overtime winner vs. ANA on May 5... picked up an assist and had seven blocked shots on May 8 vs. ANA...

Brother of Ryan WHL East Second All-Star Team (2005) WHL East First All-Star Team (2006, 2007) WHL Defenseman of the Year (2006, 2007) Canadian Major Junior Second All-Star Team (2006) Canadian Major Junior Sportsman of the Year (2006) WHL Player of the Year (2007) Canadian Major Junior First All-Star Team (2007) Canadian Major Junior Defenseman of the Year (2007) Traded to St. Louis by Columbus for Nikita Nikitin, November 11, 2011. Signed as a free agent by TPS Turku (Finland), September 26, 2012. Traded to Calgary by St. Louis for Calgary's 5th round choice (Jaedon Descheneau) in 2014 Entry Draft, July 5, 2013.