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Kris Russell  #4

Calgary Flames  Defenseman
NUMBER: 4 BIRTHDATE: May 2, 1987  (AGE 26)
HEIGHT: 5' 10" BIRTHPLACE: Caroline, AB, Canada
WEIGHT: 173 DRAFTED: CBJ / 2005 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 3rd   (67th overall)
 2013-14 HIGHLIGHTS:

made his Flames debut on Oct.3 ... had his 3rd assist in last 4 games on Oct. 22 and played season high 25:02 ... had his first goal with the Flames and added an assist (which tied a career high in points in a game and was his 100th career point) and was a career high +5 on Oct.26 ... has a four game point streak (2+3) Oct.26-Nov.3 which breaks his career high of three ... scored the overtime winner and had a team high 7 blocked shots on Nov.3 ... scored a goal and played a team high 24:30 on Dec. 6 ... set up the overtime winner and had a team high six blocked shots on Dec.7 ... led the team in blocked shots with five, time on ice with 28:27 and picked up an assist on Dec.15 ... was on IR with a knee injury from Dec.23 - Jan.18 ... returned from injury after missing 13 games on Jan.20 contributing an assist ... added a pair of assists on Jan.24 ... missed Feb.1 with an upper body injury ... set a new career high in points (1+2) on Mar.21

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 in 2014 Entry Draft, July 5, 2013.

For me, it's a great win for our hockey team and for a lot of people back in Columbus, especially our fans in particular … people who have been devoted to this organization, it's big.

— Columbus Blue Jackets coach Todd Richards said after their 4-3 OT win vs. Pittsburgh in Game 2, the franchise's first ever Stanley Cup Playoff victory