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Kris Russell

28-Year-Old Defenseman – Calgary Flames

2014-15 NHL Stats

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2014-15 NHL Projections

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2014-15 Fantasy Hockey Outlook

Russell was a revelation for Calgary in 2013-14, registering 29 points in 68 games after only scoring 19 his previous three NHL seasons combind. The 27-year-old defender has found his niche in Calgary and should be good for another solid fantasy output of 30-40 points this s...

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SHOOTS: Left   HT: 5' 10"   WT: 173   DOB: 5/2/1987   BORN: Caroline, Alberta   DRAFTED: 3rd Rd, #67 Overall in 2005   Show ContractHide Contract

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Signed a two-year, $5.2 million contract with the Flames in February 2014.

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Russell recorded an assist Tuesday, helping the Flames vanquish the Ducks 4-3 in overtime of Game 3.

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Kris Russell NHL Stats
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Season Age League Team GP G A Pts +/- PIM SOG SH% GWG SHG TOI/G G A Pts TOI/G Hits BS
2007-08 20 67 2 8 10 -12 14 90 2.2 1 0 1 0 1
2008-09 21 66 2 19 21 -10 28 86 2.3 1 0 16:07 1 10 11 3:19 50 62
2009-10 22 70 7 15 22 3 32 108 6.5 1 0 18:35 0 6 6 2:29 101 96
2010-11 23 NHL CLS 73 5 18 23 -9 37 88 5.7 0 0 17:31 1 5 6 2:46 63 128
2011-12 24 NHL CLS 12 2 1 3 -1 13 20 10.0 0 0 17:34 0 1 1 3:29 9 15
2011-12 24 NHL STL 43 4 5 9 13 12 36 11.1 1 0 16:51 0 0 0 1:41 52 63
2012-13 25 NHL STL 33 1 6 7 6 9 41 2.4 0 0 16:03 1 1 2 0:36 26 57
2013-14 26 NHL CGY 68 7 22 29 -11 15 109 6.4 1 0 23:08 4 8 12 2:57 42 201
2014-15 27 NHL CGY 79 4 30 34 18 17 111 3.6 0 0 23:57 1 13 14 2:52 61 283
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Kris Russell – Playing Time Overview

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Time On Ice Stats

23:57

Average Time On Ice in 2014-15

During an average game, Kris Russell was on the ice for 23:57.

2:52

Average Power Play Time On Ice in 2014-15

During an average game, Kris Russell was on the ice for 2:52 during power plays.

Year Ice Time Power Play Ice Time
2012-13 16:03 0:36
2013-14 23:08 2:57
2014-15 23:57 2:52

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Kris Russell 2014-15 NHL Game Log
Date Opponent G A Pts +/- PIM PPG PPA SHG SOG SH% HIT BS TOI PPTOI
May 10 at ANH 0 1 1 -1 0 0 1 0 0 0.0 2 9 27:04 3:19
May 8 ANH 0 1 1 -2 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 7 27:47 2:36
May 5 ANH 0 1 1 -2 0 0 1 0 2 0.0 2 2 27:12 6:13
May 3 at ANH 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 4 5 27:54 2:59
Apr 30 at ANH 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 3 21:39 2:47
Apr 25 VAN 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 5 29:15 3:49
Apr 23 at VAN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 4 26:51 3:09
Apr 21 VAN 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 0.0 1 6 25:30 4:38
Apr 19 VAN 0 1 1 -1 7 0 1 0 1 0.0 0 6 25:02 2:35
Apr 17 at VAN 1 0 1 -1 0 1 0 0 2 50.0 0 2 26:51 1:52
Apr 15 at VAN 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 100.0 0 5 29:07 0:53
Apr 11 at WPG Did Not Play
Apr 9 LA 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 5 26:58 1:20
Apr 7 ARI 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0.0 0 3 26:33 6:16
Apr 4 at EDM 0 1 1 2 0 0 1 0 2 0.0 0 1 22:49 0:06
Apr 2 at STL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 2 25:44 4:43
Mar 30 at DAL 0 1 1 3 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 1 3 27:34 3:05
Mar 29 at NSH 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 3 33.3 1 7 25:50 1:27
Mar 27 at MIN 0 0 0 -3 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 3 22:48 2:12
Mar 25 DAL 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 10 29:03 4:38
Mar 23 COL 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 0 3 23:40 1:09
Mar 21 CLS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 2 30:18 5:50
Mar 19 PHI 0 2 2 1 2 0 2 0 5 0.0 0 3 23:59 3:29
Mar 17 STL 0 0 0 -3 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 1 4 21:02 1:09
Mar 14 at COL 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 2 4 27:07 4:25
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Mar 13 TOR 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 5 22:08 1:29
Mar 11 ANH 0 3 3 2 0 0 1 0 1 0.0 1 2 27:38 6:54
Mar 8 at OTT 2 0 2 1 0 1 0 0 2 100.0 0 5 28:56 2:46
Mar 6 at DET 0 1 1 1 2 0 1 0 3 0.0 2 3 26:12 2:57
Mar 5 at BOS 0 2 2 -2 0 0 2 0 5 0.0 1 15 32:22 5:20
Mar 3 at PHI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 8 28:57 2:12
Feb 27 at NYI 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 2 4 28:21 2:47
Feb 25 at NJ 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 2 1 23:50 0:00
Feb 24 at NYR 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 2 23:25 0:00
Feb 20 ANH 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 2 21:44 1:32
Feb 18 MIN 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 5 23:00 0:00
Feb 16 BOS 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 4 27:16 1:07
Feb 14 VAN 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 2 23:56 0:25
Feb 12 at LA 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 2 6 21:01 0:00
Feb 9 at SJ 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 2 5 20:52 1:39
Feb 6 PIT 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 0 21:01 0:00
Feb 4 SJ 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 100.0 0 3 20:47 0:00
Feb 2 WPG 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 2 9 22:00 0:28
Jan 31 EDM 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 2 20:30 0:11
Jan 29 MIN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 1 22:10 0:01
Jan 27 BUF 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 6 22:11 0:20
Jan 21 at ANH 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 5 22:35 3:16
Jan 19 at LA 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 3 3 25:45 5:24
Jan 17 at SJ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 1 21:03 1:51
Jan 15 at ARI 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 1 22:52 2:00
Jan 10 at VAN 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 5 21:17 0:31
Jan 9 FLA 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 1 20:48 3:10
Jan 7 DET 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 4 25:51 3:46
Jan 2 NYI 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 3 23:52 3:39
Dec 31 EDM 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 4 26:50 7:21
Dec 29 LA 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 5 23:39 1:21
Dec 27 EDM 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 1 2 24:54 2:43
Dec 22 at LA 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 0.0 3 5 25:05 1:44
Dec 20 at VAN 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 0 2 24:33 2:47
Dec 19 DAL 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 7 21:27 2:59
Dec 16 NYR 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 2 20:51 2:21
Dec 14 at CHI 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 2 0.0 2 4 25:17 2:24
Dec 12 at PIT 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 2 3 21:41 2:58
Dec 11 at BUF 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 4 0.0 1 3 24:44 1:58
Dec 9 at TOR 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 1 7 26:10 2:56
Dec 6 SJ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 2 25:09 3:16
Dec 4 COL 0 3 3 -1 0 0 1 0 2 0.0 0 4 23:34 1:37
Dec 2 ARI 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 3 23:04 2:36
Nov 29 at ARI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0.0 1 4 26:32 2:49
Nov 26 at SJ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 3 3 26:16 0:43
Nov 25 at ANH 0 0 0 -1 5 0 0 0 3 0.0 1 0 21:54 2:58
Nov 22 NJ 0 1 1 -1 0 0 1 0 1 0.0 0 4 24:31 2:31
Nov 20 CHI Did Not Play
Nov 18 ANH Did Not Play
Nov 15 OTT 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 1 18:20 1:32
Nov 13 ARI 0 1 1 3 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 5 23:24 2:58
Nov 10 at CAR 0 0 0 -1 2 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 3 21:07 0:38
Nov 8 at FLA 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 1 3 20:29 1:52
Nov 6 at TB 0 0 0 -3 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 1 22:10 3:01
Nov 4 at WAS 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 4 25:48 0:52
Nov 2 at MON 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 1 24:07 6:43
Oct 31 NSH 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 4 22:02 0:43
Oct 28 MON 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 2 5 29:02 8:00
Oct 25 WAS 0 1 1 -1 0 0 1 0 3 0.0 1 2 25:00 1:24
Oct 23 CAR 0 2 2 3 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 0 0 19:58 1:50
Oct 21 TB 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0.0 0 3 22:54 1:17
Oct 19 at WPG 0 1 1 3 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 2 22:18 2:16
Oct 17 at CLS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 1 0 21:51 4:18
Oct 15 at CHI 0 1 1 2 2 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 6 25:28 1:05
Oct 14 at NSH 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 5 24:08 0:56
Oct 11 at STL 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 3 19:57 4:12
Oct 9 at EDM 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 3 21:11 2:11
Oct 8 VAN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 5 20:49 3:37

Kris Russell: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Russell picked up a power-play assist, six blocks and seven PIM in Sunday's Game 3 win over the Canucks.

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Russell made his lone shot on goal count Wednesday in Game 1 against Vancouver, firing the game-winner past Eddie Lack with 30 seconds left in regulation.

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Russell (rest) is expected to sit out Saturday's season finale against the Jets, Nick Kypreos of Sportsnet reports.

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With a power-play assist in Tuesday's win over the Coyotes, Russell has a point in four of his last five games.

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Russell ended a three-game pointless skid by rolling up a pair of assists, a plus-1 rating and two PIM in Thursday's 4-1 win over the Flyers.

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Russell dished out three helpers in a 6-3 win over the Ducks on Wednesday. He also skated to a plus-2.

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Russell scored twice -- once on the power play -- in 28:56 of ice time in Sunday's loss to Ottawa.

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Russell picked up two power-play assists and blocked a whopping 15 shots Thursday against the Bruins.

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Russell picked up an assist while seeing 28:21 of ice time in Friday's 2-1 loss to the Islanders.

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Russell scored his first goal of the season in Wednesday's 3-1 win over the Sharks.

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Russell (illness) is taking part in pregame warmups, Pat Steinberg of Sportsnet 960 The FAN reports.

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Russell is dealing with an illness and will be a game-time decision for Saturday's match against the Oilers.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014-15

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2013-14

Russell's relationship with the Blues soured last season as he struggled to just nine points in 33 games, so he was traded to the Flames in the offseason. Russell is a low-risk, high-reward deal for Calgary. At worst, he cost the Flames a fifth-round pick. At best, he recaptures his 20-point campaigns from 2009-10 and 2010-11.

2012-13

The first move newly hired head coach Ken Hitchcock made was to trade for Russell, with whom he was familiar from his days with the Blue Jackets. Russell didn't disappoint, showing off his skating and ability to rush the puck while not being a liability on the defensive end. He'll be part of the six defensemen Hitchcock uses most nights.

2011-12

Russell continues to struggle in the NHL, as he hasn't been able to establish himself as either the offensive threat he was in junior hockey, or as a reliable provider of outlet passes from the defensive end. With a cohort of blue line prospects behind him in the Blue Jackets' system, Russell's time in Columbus might be growing very short if he can't take his game to the next level.

2010-11

In 2009-10, Russell put up 22 points (7G, 15A), barely setting a career high in the category. At 5'10, 160-pounds, Russell does not have the ideal frame for a defenseman, making it extra hard for him to clear through traffic on the ice and put up points. He's still got some upside if he can find some space, but there are safer options for your fantasy blue line.

2009-10

Russell's size may always be an issue, but he heads into his third NHL season with a real chance to shine. Coach Ken Hitchcock remains pleased with his progress in his own end of the rink, and as Russell proves himself defensively he'll get more opportunities to unleash his tremendous offensive potential. Last year he doubled his point total from his rookie season, and it's not unreasonable to think the kid who scored better than a point a game in his final year of junior hockey could double his NHL output again and crack the 40-point mark.

2008-09

Russell appeared in 67 games as a rookie but wasn’t asked to take on any kind of offensive role, as instead the Blue Jackets wanted him to concentrate on minimizing his mistakes and handling his defensive assignments. Expect that to change this season as the club still lacks any kind of scoring threat on the blue line, and Russell certainly has the talent to establish himself as the club’s top point man on the power play.

2007-08

The Blue Jackets absolutely stole Russell with the 67th overall pick in 2005. If Russell was 6-2 and not 5-10, people would be talking about him being the next Dion Phaneuf (minus the hitting). Yet since he is undersized, he is going to have to prove himself once he turns pro. Russell may very well be the most talented defenseman in all of Canadian major junior hockey. This year Russell had 69 points in 59 games for Medicine Hat of the WHL. It remains to be seen how much of a factor Russell's lack of size will be in the long run, but he provides so much offense from the blue line that he is a prospect who must be watched very closely.

2006-07

Last season's WHL Defenseman of the Year scored 47 points in 55 games with Medicine Hat. Russell doesn't have a strong physical presence but could have a future on the power play.