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Kris Russell

28-Year-Old Defenseman – Dallas Stars

2015-16 NHL Stats

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4

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15

PP Pts

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10

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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Kris Russell Contract Information:

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

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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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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 3:19 9 36
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Kris Russell – Playing Time Overview

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Time On Ice Stats

24:02

Average Time On Ice in 2015-16

During an average game, Kris Russell was on the ice for 24:02.

3:19

Average Power Play Time On Ice in 2015-16

During an average game, Kris Russell was on the ice for 3:19 during power plays.

Year Ice Time Power Play Ice Time
2014-15 23:57 2:52
2015-16 22:52 1:18
2015-16 24:02 3:19

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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
Apr 29 STL 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 3 2 20:17 1:31
Apr 24 @MIN 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 4 22:37 0:55
Apr 22 MIN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 3 21:46 1:24
Apr 20 @MIN 0 2 2 1 0 0 2 0 0 0.0 0 0 17:06 1:02
Apr 18 @MIN Did Not Play
Apr 16 MIN 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 1 16:40 2:12
Apr 14 MIN 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 1 17:23 3:11
Apr 9 NAS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 2 20:13 0:57
Apr 7 COL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 4 23:23 4:44
Apr 3 @ANA Did Not Play
Apr 2 @LOS Did Not Play
Mar 31 ARI Did Not Play
Mar 29 NAS Did Not Play
Mar 26 @SAN Did Not Play
Mar 24 @ARI Did Not Play
Mar 22 @CHI Did Not Play
Mar 19 NYI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 4 21:24 1:13
Mar 17 TAM 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 2 27:18 2:00
Mar 15 LOS 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 4 23:27 3:32
Mar 12 STL 0 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 2 26:34 3:22
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Mar 11 CHI 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 5 27:24 6:15
Mar 8 @MON 0 1 1 -2 0 0 1 0 0 0.0 3 6 27:45 1:32
Mar 6 @OTT 0 1 1 0 2 0 1 0 1 0.0 1 3 24:16 2:10
Mar 4 NJD 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 4 0.0 0 3 24:15 1:59
Mar 1 @NAS 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 1 18:21 0:00
Feb 29 DET Did Not Play
Feb 27 NYR Did Not Play
Feb 25 WPG Did Not Play
Feb 23 @WPG Did Not Play
Feb 20 BOS Did Not Play
Feb 18 @ARI Did Not Play
Feb 16 @STL Did Not Play
Feb 15 @NAS Did Not Play
Feb 13 WAS Did Not Play
Feb 11 @CHI 1 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 1 100.0 1 6 26:12 2:03
Feb 9 @MIN 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 1 24:35 1:20
Feb 6 CHI 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 2 21:11 1:16
Feb 4 @COL Did Not Play
Feb 2 @WPG Did Not Play
Jan 25 CGY 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 6 22:55 3:10
Jan 23 COL Did Not Play
Jan 21 EDM 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 2 25:21 0:00
Jan 19 @LOS 1 0 1 -2 0 1 0 0 2 50.0 1 3 24:05 1:43
Jan 16 @SAN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 8 25:35 1:25
Jan 15 @ANA Did Not Play
Jan 9 MIN Did Not Play
Jan 7 WPG 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 0 25:30 0:08
Jan 5 @NYR 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 6 22:43 0:00
Jan 3 @NYI Did Not Play
Jan 2 @NJD 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 3 22:46 2:04
Dec 31 NAS 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 5 18:02 0:00
Dec 29 @CLM 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 5 19:37 0:00
Dec 27 STL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 6 23:47 0:00
Dec 26 @STL Did Not Play
Dec 22 CHI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 3 21:41 0:00
Dec 21 @MIN Did Not Play
Dec 19 MON 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 0 1 24:41 4:23
Dec 17 CGY 0 1 1 3 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 2 4 25:07 1:52
Dec 15 CLM 1 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 2 50.0 1 4 23:06 0:33
Dec 12 @STL 0 2 2 3 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 4 23:57 0:00
Dec 11 PHI Did Not Play
Dec 8 CAR Did Not Play
Dec 4 @EDM Did Not Play
Dec 3 @VAN Did Not Play
Dec 1 @CGY 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 3 20:06 0:00
Nov 28 @MIN 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 2 19:41 0:00
Nov 27 VAN 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 2 22:52 1:14
Nov 24 OTT 0 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 3 4 20:54 0:00
Nov 21 BUF Did Not Play
Nov 19 @WAS Did Not Play
Nov 17 @BUF 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 3 22:47 1:03
Nov 14 MIN Did Not Play
Nov 12 WPG 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 7 22:06 1:44
Nov 10 TOR 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 3 0.0 1 5 22:38 0:00
Nov 8 @DET Did Not Play
Nov 6 @CAR Did Not Play
Nov 3 @BOS 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 0 24:02 0:19
Nov 2 @TOR Did Not Play
Oct 31 SAN 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 3 23:17 0:45
Oct 29 VAN Did Not Play
Oct 27 ANA Did Not Play
Oct 24 FLA Did Not Play
Oct 22 @PIT Did Not Play
Oct 20 @PHI 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 3 24:46 2:06
Oct 17 @FLA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 4 24:29 5:05
Oct 15 @TAM Did Not Play
Oct 13 EDM 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 2 23:40 3:00
Oct 10 @COL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 3 2 24:46 0:00
Oct 8 PIT Did Not Play

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

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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Russell (illness) will not play in Monday's Game 3 against the Wild, Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News reports.

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Russell will likely miss Monday's Game 3 against the Wild due to an illness, Anthony LaPanta of Fox Sports North reports.

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Russell (lower body) will return to action Thursday against the Avalanche.

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Coach Lindy ruff indicated Thursday that Russell (lower body) may rejoin the lineup for Thursday's game against the Avalanche, Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News reports.

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Russell (lower body) will not travel with the team as they begin a two-game road trip.

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Russell (lower body) has been ruled out Tuesday against Nashville and is not expected to suit up in Thursday's matchup with Arizona.

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Russell (lower body) appears on track to return Tuesday against the Preds, Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News reports.

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Russell is still resting his foot and appears unfit to play Saturday night against the Sharks, Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News reports.

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Russell (lower body) won't play Thursday against the Coyotes.

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Russell (lower body) will not suit up for Tuesday's contest against the Blackhawks, Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News reports.

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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.