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Kris Russell

28-Year-Old Defenseman – Calgary Flames

2015-16 NHL Stats

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2015-16 NHL Projections

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2015-16 Fantasy Hockey Outlook

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...

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

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Russell (undisclosed) missed Friday's practice, but will play Saturday against the Oilers, Wes Gilbertson of the Calgary Sun reports.

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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
2015-16 28 NHL CGY 48 3 11 14 -6 6 53 5.7 1 0 22:46 1 0 1 1:14 29 164
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Kris Russell – Playing Time Overview

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#2 Left Defenseman

Time On Ice Stats

22:46

Average Time On Ice in 2015-16

During an average game, Kris Russell was on the ice for 22:46.

1:14

Average Power Play Time On Ice in 2015-16

During an average game, Kris Russell was on the ice for 1:14 during power plays.

Year Ice Time Power Play Ice Time
2013-14 23:08 2:57
2014-15 23:57 2:52
2015-16 22:46 1:14

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2015-16 NHL Game Log   Kris Russell
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Date Opp G A Pts +/- PIM PPG PPA SHG SOG SH% HIT BS TOI PPTOI
2016-2Feb 6 @VAN 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 2 21:11 1:16
2016-2Feb 5 CLM 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 2 21:30 0:58
2016-2Feb 3 CAR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 4 24:59 1:27
2016-1Jan 27 NAS 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 2 23:35 1:20
2016-1Jan 25 @DAL 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 6 22:55 3:10
2016-1Jan 24 @CAR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 0 5 22:55 4:37
2016-1Jan 21 @CLM 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 2 25:21 0:00
2016-1Jan 19 @NJD 1 0 1 -2 0 1 0 0 2 50.0 1 3 24:05 1:43
2016-1Jan 16 @EDM 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 8 25:35 1:25
2016-1Jan 13 FLA 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 3 19:18 0:00
2016-1Jan 11 SAN 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 0 19:39 0:00
2016-1Jan 7 ARI 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 0 25:30 0:08
2016-1Jan 5 TAM 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 6 22:43 0:00
2016-1Jan 2 @COL 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 3 22:46 2:04
2015-12Dec 31 LOS 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 5 18:02 0:00
2015-12Dec 29 ANA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 5 19:37 0:00
2015-12Dec 27 EDM 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 6 23:47 0:00
2015-12Dec 22 WPG 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 3 21:41 0:00
2015-12Dec 20 @DET 0 0 0 -1 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 3 21:55 0:05
2015-12Dec 19 @STL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 0 1 24:41 4:23
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2015-12Dec 17 @DAL 0 1 1 3 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 2 4 25:07 1:52
2015-12Dec 15 @NAS 1 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 2 50.0 1 4 23:06 0:33
2015-12Dec 12 NYR 0 2 2 3 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 4 23:57 0:00
2015-12Dec 10 BUF Did Not Play
2015-12Dec 8 SAN Did Not Play
2015-12Dec 4 BOS Did Not Play
2015-12Dec 1 DAL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 3 20:06 0:00
2015-11Nov 28 @SAN 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 2 19:41 0:00
2015-11Nov 27 @ARI 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 2 22:52 1:14
2015-11Nov 24 @ANA 0 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 3 4 20:54 0:00
2015-11Nov 20 CHI 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 1 6:03 0:00
2015-11Nov 17 NJD 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 3 22:47 1:03
2015-11Nov 15 @CHI 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 1 23:28 1:30
2015-11Nov 13 @WAS 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 3 4 26:39 1:12
2015-11Nov 12 @TAM 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 7 22:06 1:44
2015-11Nov 10 @FLA 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 3 0.0 1 5 22:38 0:00
2015-11Nov 7 PIT 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 5 24:53 1:53
2015-11Nov 5 PHI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 3 21:28 0:37
2015-11Nov 3 @COL 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 0 24:02 0:19
2015-10Oct 31 @EDM 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 3 23:17 0:45
2015-10Oct 30 MON 0 0 0 -3 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 1 20:29 2:13
2015-10Oct 28 @OTT 1 0 1 -1 0 0 0 0 1 100.0 1 4 25:24 2:22
2015-10Oct 26 @NYI 0 0 0 -3 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 5 22:26 1:06
2015-10Oct 25 @NYR 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 4 23:17 0:52
2015-10Oct 23 DET 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 6 27:23 2:52
2015-10Oct 20 WAS 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 3 24:46 2:06
2015-10Oct 17 EDM 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 4 24:29 5:05
2015-10Oct 16 @WPG 0 0 0 -3 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 6 26:30 2:21
2015-10Oct 13 STL 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 2 23:40 3:00
2015-10Oct 10 @VAN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 3 2 24:46 0:00
2015-10Oct 7 VAN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 3 24:53 1:41

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

Russell (undisclosed) was not on ice for Friday's practice, Wes Gilbertson of the Calgary Sun reports.

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Russell collected a goal and an assist in Tuesday's 2-1 overtime win over the Predators.

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Russell collected two assists and was a plus-3 in Saturday's win over the Rangers.

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Russell (hand) will be a game-time decision for Saturday's matchup with the Rangers.

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Russell (hand) won't play Thursday against the Sabres, Pat Steinberg of Sportsnet 960 The FAN reports.

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Russell (upper body) was not on the ice for practice Wednesday, Pat Steinberg of Sportsnet 960 The Fan reports.

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Russell (upper body) won't play Tuesday against the Sharks, Derek Wills of Sportsnet 960 The FAN reports.

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Russell (upper body) is unlikely to play against San Jose on Tuesday, Roger Millions of Sportsnet Calgary reports.

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Russell (upper body) did not practice Monday, but will be re-evaluated Tuesday morning, Derek Wills of Sportsnet 960 The FAN reports.

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Russell (upper body) did not practice Saturday and is considered day-to-day, Randy Sportak of the Calgary Sun reports.

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Russell won't play in Friday's game against the Bruins.

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Russell (upper body) assisted on a pair of goals in Tuesday's 5-3 loss to the Ducks.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2015-16

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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.