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Kris Russell

29-Year-Old Defenseman – Edmonton Oilers

2016-17 NHL Stats

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2016-17 NHL Projections

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2016-17 Fantasy Hockey Outlook

There are few – perhaps no – players in the NHL more willing to put their body in front of fast-moving discs of frozen rubber than Russell, who’s piled up well nearly 700 hits in the last three seasons. However, his home for the 2016-17 season remains unresolved after he spl...

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SHOOTS: Left   HT: 5' 10"   WT: 170   DOB: 5/2/1987   BORN: Caroline, Alberta   DRAFTED: 3rd Rd, #67 Overall in 2005   Show ContractHide Contract

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Kris Russell Contract Information:

Signed a one-year, $3.1 million contract with the Oilers in October of 2016.

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Russell (undisclosed) will be in the lineup for Saturday's game against the Stars, Oilers play-by-play announcer Jack Michaels reports.

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Kris Russell NHL Stats
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  Overall Power Play Defense
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
2015-16 28 NHL CGY 51 4 11 15 -4 8 56 7.1 1 0 22:52 2 0 2 1:18 31 174
2015-16 28 NHL DAL 11 0 4 4 -1 2 14 0.0 0 0 24:02 0 2 2 3:57 9 36
2016-17 29 NHL EDM 23 0 5 5 5 8 27 0.0 0 0 21:30 0 0 0 0:32 25 65
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Kris Russell – Playing Time Overview

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2016-17 Time On Ice Stats

21:30

Average Time On Ice

On average, Kris Russell was on the ice for 21:30.

0:32

Average Power Play Time On Ice

On average, Kris Russell was on the ice for 0:32 during power plays.

2:27

Average Short-Handed Time On Ice

On average, Kris Russell was on the ice for 2:27 while the team was short-handed.

Year Ice Time Power Play Short-Handed
2015-16 22:52 1:18 1:51
2015-16 24:02 3:57 3:50
2016-17 21:30 0:32 2:27

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2016-17 NHL Game Log   Kris Russell
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Date Opp G A Pts +/- PIM PPG PPA SHG SOG SH% HIT BS TOI PPTOI
Dec 9 @MIN 0 0 0 -1 2 0 0 0 1 0.0 3 1 26:52 0:00
Dec 8 @PHI 0 1 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 4 23:30 0:20
Dec 6 @BUF 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 4 22:02 0:00
Dec 4 MIN 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 4 22:46 0:00
Dec 3 ANA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 6 20:43 0:00
Dec 1 @WPG 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 2 3 22:50 0:10
Nov 29 TOR 0 1 1 -1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 4 22:17 0:36
Nov 27 ARI 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 3 0.0 2 1 21:13 0:19
Nov 25 @ARI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 1 21:52 0:13
Nov 23 @COL 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 1 18:23 2:19
Nov 21 CHI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 3 2 20:48 1:11
Nov 19 @DAL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 3 19:45 0:42
Nov 17 @LOS Did Not Play
Nov 15 @ANA Did Not Play
Nov 13 NYR Did Not Play
Nov 11 DAL Did Not Play
Nov 8 @PIT Did Not Play
Nov 6 @DET Did Not Play
Nov 5 @NYI Did Not Play
Nov 3 @NYR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 2 22:32 3:17
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Nov 1 @TOR 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 2 3 20:04 0:17
Oct 30 OTT 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 0 1 20:33 0:46
Oct 28 @VAN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 18:57 0:00
Oct 26 WAS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 4 20:28 0:20
Oct 23 @WPG 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 2 20:06 0:06
Oct 20 STL 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 1 5 23:18 0:04
Oct 18 CAR 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 8 23:50 0:31
Oct 16 BUF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 1 22:53 0:01
Oct 14 @CGY 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 3 18:41 0:07
Oct 12 CGY 0 2 2 3 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 2 20:09 1:07

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

Russell (undisclosed) has been on the ice the past two days and Oilers coach Todd McLellan said the defenseman could return Saturday, when the team plays the Stars on the road, Abbey Mastracco of NHL.com reports.

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Russell (undisclosed) will take a stint on injured reserve according to the NHL's official media site.

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Russell (undisclosed) will not play in Sunday's game against the Red Wings.

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Russell will miss Saturday's contest due to an undisclosed injury, Bob Stauffer of 630 CHED reports.

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Russell blocked three shots and took two of his own in Tuesday's loss to Toronto.

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Russell collected a pair of helpers in Wednesday's 7-4 Opening Night win over the Flames.

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Russell agreed to terms with the Oilers on a one-year contract Friday. According to General Fanager, the deal is worth $3.1 million.

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Russell remains unsigned and his agent is denying reports they have rejected an offer from the Maple Leafs, reports TSN.ca.

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Russell is expected to hit the open market as an unrestricted free agent this summer, per Stars general manager Jim Nill, ESPN's Craig Custance reports.

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Russell finished with two assists and a plus-1 rating in Wednesday's 3-2 win over the Wild.

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Russell (illness) took part in line rushes during pregame warm-ups, indicating he'll return to the Stars' lineup for Wednesday's Game 4 against Minnesota, Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News reports.

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Russell returned to practice Tuesday, but remains questionable for Game 4 on Wednesday, reports Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2016-17

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2015-16

Russell probably should have been a goaltender, what with the record number of blocked shots (283) he accumulated in 2014-15. His blind willingness to put himself in front of a 100 mile-per-hour slap shot is both admirable and insane. But he struggled with possession, and he and defense partner Dennis Wideman had one heck of a time bringing the puck out of their own zone. It’s that paltry possession impact that could result in Russell getting bumped down to the third pairing. His ice time is already sure to go down with the arrival of Dougie Hamilton, and he’ll only be an occasional contributor on the power play. So despite an impressive 14 points in 20 games after Mark Giordano went down, Russell is about to see a drop in production. Where’s his fantasy value? He’s primarily a specialty-league guy -- those blocked shot numbers are amazing. The rest of his game leaves a lot to be desired.

2014-15

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 season playing alongside Dennis Wideman.

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.