Kris Russell#4 • D
- Status: In training camp
- Height: 5'10
- Weight: 170 lbs.
- Shoots: L
- Experience: 12 years
- Birthdate: May 2, 1987 (32 years)
- Birthplace: Caroline, Alta.
- Drafted: Drafted by Columbus in 2005 (3/67).
- Acquired: Acquired as a free agent in 2016.
|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. A lack of size (5-10, 170 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.|
|Long Range Potential:|
|Mobile puck-moving defenseman and shot-blocking specialist.|
|Canadian Hockey League||Defenseman of the Year||2006-07|
|Canadian Hockey League||Sportsman 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|