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Kris Russell  #4

Calgary Flames  Defenseman
NUMBER: 4 BIRTHDATE: May 2, 1987  (AGE 27)
HEIGHT: 5' 10" BIRTHPLACE: Caroline, AB, Canada
WEIGHT: 173 DRAFTED: CBJ / 2005 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left 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...
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.
Quote of the Day

It's a moment that I've thought about for a very long time. It definitely feels great to get it out of the way. I couldn't have dreamed a better situation. I'm so thankful for this.

— Flames forward Sam Bennett after scoring his first career NHL goal in a Game 3 win vs. the Canucks