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Kris Russell

27-Year-Old Defenseman – Calgary Flames

2013-14 NHL Stats

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7

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2013-14 NHL Projections

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2013-14 Fantasy Hockey Outlook

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 recap...

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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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Kris Russell Contract Information:

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

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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
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Kris Russell – Playing Time Overview

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Time On Ice Stats

23:08

Average Time On Ice in 2013-14

During an average game, Kris Russell was on the ice for 23:08.

2:57

Average Power Play Time On Ice in 2013-14

During an average game, Kris Russell was on the ice for 2:57 during power plays.

Year Ice Time Power Play Ice Time
2011-12 16:51 1:41
2012-13 16:03 0:36
2013-14 23:08 2:57

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Kris Russell 2013-14 NHL Game Log
Date Opponent G A Pts +/- PIM PPG PPA SHG SOG SH% HIT BS TOI PPTOI
Apr 13 at VAN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 5 24:55 1:46
Apr 11 WPG 1 0 1 -2 0 1 0 0 3 33.3 1 3 23:56 4:17
Apr 9 LA 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 6 25:30 0:00
Apr 7 at NJ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 1 25:23 5:23
Apr 4 at FLA 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 2 21:51 4:34
Apr 3 at TB 0 1 1 -1 0 0 1 0 2 0.0 2 5 27:20 1:22
Apr 1 at TOR 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 4 25.0 1 2 22:19 0:51
Mar 30 at OTT 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 6 25:14 2:11
Mar 28 NYR 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 4 24:39 1:57
Mar 26 ANH 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 6 19:44 0:19
Mar 24 SJ 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 6 22:34 3:57
Mar 22 at EDM 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 4 22:06 3:45
Mar 21 NSH 1 2 3 1 0 1 0 0 4 25.0 2 2 18:19 1:50
Mar 18 BUF 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 1 20:25 2:00
Mar 15 at PHO 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 2 21:31 2:48
Mar 14 at DAL 0 1 1 -3 0 0 1 0 0 0.0 3 3 21:36 1:03
Mar 12 ANH 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 1 21:28 3:41
Mar 10 LA 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 3 19:44 2:17
Mar 8 at VAN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 1 25:39 7:59
Mar 7 NYI 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 4 21:09 1:39
Mar 5 OTT 0 1 1 1 5 0 1 0 2 0.0 0 2 19:41 5:08
Mar 3 at MIN 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 2 18:29 1:27
Mar 1 at EDM 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 0 4 24:52 3:54
Feb 27 LA 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 3 21:50 4:13
Feb 8 at PHI 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 3 0.0 1 0 24:07 2:22
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Feb 6 at NYI 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 1 16:50 1:22
Feb 4 at MON 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 1 2 23:33 1:29
Feb 1 MIN Did Not Play
Jan 30 SJ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 0 1 19:24 2:30
Jan 28 CHI 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 4 23:14 2:09
Jan 24 NSH 0 2 2 0 0 0 2 0 1 0.0 1 4 29:41 4:29
Jan 22 PHO 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 1 21:09 2:07
Jan 20 at SJ 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 5 23:20 0:00
Jan 18 at VAN Did Not Play
Jan 16 WPG Did Not Play
Jan 14 at NSH Did Not Play
Jan 13 at CAR Did Not Play
Jan 11 PIT Did Not Play
Jan 9 STL Did Not Play
Jan 7 at PHO Did Not Play
Jan 6 at COL Did Not Play
Jan 3 TB Did Not Play
Dec 31 PHI Did Not Play
Dec 29 VAN Did Not Play
Dec 27 EDM Did Not Play
Dec 23 STL Did Not Play
Dec 21 at PIT 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 3 20:12 2:42
Dec 19 at DET 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 2 22:07 4:16
Dec 17 at BOS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 24:19 5:48
Dec 15 at NYR 0 1 1 -1 0 0 1 0 3 0.0 2 5 28:27 5:26
Dec 14 at BUF 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 4 25:51 6:39
Dec 12 CAR 0 0 0 -1 2 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 5 24:35 1:51
Dec 10 BOS 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 1 24:02 3:41
Dec 7 at EDM 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 6 21:36 2:18
Dec 6 COL 1 0 1 -1 0 1 0 0 1 100.0 1 2 24:30 4:17
Dec 4 PHO 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 3 21:55 2:51
Nov 30 at LA 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 0 4 26:32 6:01
Nov 29 at ANH 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 3 6 24:30 0:00
Nov 27 CHI 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 5 22:08 1:24
Nov 22 FLA 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 4 0.0 0 3 26:23 1:46
Nov 20 CLS 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 2 3 22:32 0:00
Nov 18 at WPG 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 7 27:42 5:02
Nov 16 EDM 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 1 24:45 2:25
Nov 14 DAL 0 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 2 0.0 0 5 22:52 2:55
Nov 12 SJ 1 0 1 -1 0 1 0 0 5 20.0 0 0 22:08 1:45
Nov 8 at COL 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 0 3 24:38 2:39
Nov 7 at STL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 2 25:04 7:12
Nov 5 at MIN 0 0 0 -2 2 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 1 23:20 4:28
Nov 3 at CHI 1 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 3 33.3 1 7 25:51 0:00
Nov 1 DET 0 1 1 -1 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 0 3 25:36 5:28
Oct 30 TOR 0 1 1 -2 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 1 29:13 8:13
Oct 26 WAS 1 1 2 5 0 0 0 0 3 33.3 0 2 27:12 3:26
Oct 24 at DAL 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 3 23:40 2:28
Oct 22 at PHO 0 1 1 -1 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 2 1 25:02 0:26
Oct 21 at LA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 3 4 20:58 2:01
Oct 19 at SJ 0 1 1 -1 0 0 1 0 0 0.0 0 1 18:58 2:17
Oct 16 at ANH 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 1 2 21:34 2:12
Oct 11 NJ 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 4 0.0 0 4 21:50 1:51
Oct 9 MON 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 0 17:21 0:38
Oct 6 VAN 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 1 2 24:55 3:48
Oct 4 at CLS 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 1 19:37 2:59
Oct 3 at WAS 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 3 19:42 4:57

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

Russell potted his sixth goal of the season in Tuesday's loss to the Maple Leafs.

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Russell had a goal and two assists during the Flames' 6-5 loss to the Predators on Friday.

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Russell had an assist Wednesday to aid in a 4-1 win over Ottawa.

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Russell signed a two-year, $5.2 million extension with the Flames on Saturday.

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Russell (upper body) will return to the Flames' lineup Tuesday against Montreal.

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Russell (upper body) returned to practice Monday, Pat Steinberg of Sportsnet 960 The Fan reports.

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Russell (upper body) took the morning skate Saturday, but did not dress Saturday, according to CBC's Hockey Night in Canada.

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Russell looked no worse for wear in Monday's game against San Jose, notching an assist in his first game back after missing a month.

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Russell (knee) will be activated from injured reserve and return for Monday's game against the Sharks, NHL.com's Aaron Vickers reports.

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Russell (knee) will return to the lineup for Monday's matchup against the Sharks, the Calgary Herald's Scott Cruickshank reports.

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Russell (knee) has been cleared for full practice and will resume traveling with the team.

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Russell took part in team workouts Friday for the first time since injuring his knee in late December, Pat Steinberg of Sportsnet 960 reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2013-14

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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.