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Kris Russell

Kris Russell  #4

Calgary Flames  Defenseman
NUMBER: 4 BIRTHDATE: May 2, 1987  (AGE 28)
HEIGHT: 5' 10" BIRTHPLACE: Caroline, AB, Canada
WEIGHT: 173 DRAFTED: CBJ / 2005 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 3rd   (67th overall)
2014-15 SEASON HIGHLIGHTS Played in all 11 playoff games for the Flames, where he finished second on the team in assists (5) and tied for third in points (7) Assisted on the overtime winner vs. ANA on May 5 Scored in Calgary s first two playoff games, including his first career game winning goal on Apr. 15, and had at least a point in the first four games of the series Led the NHL in the regular season for blocked shots (283) Set career highs in the regular season for games played, assists (30), points (34), and plus/minus (+18) Had six multi-point games during the year, including the second two-goal game of his career on Mar. 8 at OTT Skated in his 500th NHL game on March 17 vs. St. Louis Put up a league record for the most blocks in a game when he had 15 at BOS on Mar. 5, a game where he also had a pair of assists and played a career high 32:22 Named a Flames alternate captain on Oct. 7
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.
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Every D-man who comes from Sweden has watched him play. He was my idol growing up and he's the reason I started to play 'D.'

— Coyotes' Oliver Ekman-Larsson on Hall of Fame defenseman Nicklas Lidstrom
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