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Kris Russell

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: Was named Flames alternate captain on Oct. 7... led the Flames with five blocked shots on Oct. 8 vs. VAN... had an assist, was a +2 and blocked six shots on Oct. 15 at CHI... was a +3 with an assist on Oct. 19 at WPG... recorded an assist in back-to-back games when he set up the Flames goal vs. TBL on Oct. 21... had two assists and was a +3 on Oct. 23 vs. CAR... set a career-high with a four-game assist streak after setting up Wideman's power play goal on Oct. 25 vs. WAS... played a season-high 29:02 TOI and blocked five shots vs. MTL on Oct. 29... had an assist and a +2 rating on Nov. 4 at WAS... had an assist and a season-high +3 vs. ARI on Nov. 13... missed Nov. 18 - 20 with a lower body injury... recorded an assist in his return on Nov. 22 vs. NJ... had his first career three assist game vs. COL on Dec. 4...
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

When I first became captain here, Monsieur Beliveau came to me and said, 'You're going to be fine. You don't have to change, you got selected because of who you are.'

— Saku Koivu on Thursday, recalling what he was told by the late Jean Beliveau when he was named Canadiens captain in 1999
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