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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.

I've been getting frustrated lately, and the only thing keeping me sane was the team winning and other people stepping up and scoring. Then you just kind of let it go and realize you can end the series with one shot, that frustration goes away for a brief moment, and that's what happened.

— Montreal forward Max Pacioretty after scoring the OT winner in Game 4 -- his first career playoff goal -- to eliminate the Lightning and send the Canadiens into the second round