Kris Russell
current status: Unrestricted Free Agent (Group III)
Birth Date:May 2, 1987 (29 years old)
Place of Birth:Caroline, Alta.
Shoots:L
Experience:9 years
Drafted:Drafted by Columbus in 2005 (3/67).
Season Stats
GP G A Pts +/- PIM PPG SHG GWG TOI S PtsPG
YTD 62 4 15 19 -5 10 2 0 1 23:04 70 0.31
Playoffs 12 0 4 4 1 4 0 0 0 19:56 8 0.33
Scouting Report
Assets: Is a tremendous shot-blocking defenseman, which is his best attribute. Plays with confidence with the puck. Also owns enough offensive acumen to play on the power play and moves the puck with aplomb. Has great wheels.
Flaws: A lack of size (5-10, 173 pounds) and strength can occasionally hinder his ability to defend bigger forwards at the NHL level. Is also prone to mental lapses from time to time. He also lacks consistency in the offensive zone.
Career Potential: Mobile puck-moving defenseman and shot-blocking specialist.
Career Honors & Awards
League Honor Description
Canadian Major Junior Defenseman of the Year 2006-07
Canadian Major Junior Sportsmanlike Player of the Year 2005-06
WHL Bill Hunter Trophy 2006-07, 2005-06
WHL Brad Hornung Trophy 2005-06, 2004-05
WHL East First All-Star Team 2006-07, 2005-06
WHL East Second All-Star Team 2004-05

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