Pacific Division RANK: 1
Record: 14-10-1 NHL rank: 9
Kris Russell#4 • D
- Status: On roster
- Height: 5'10
- Weight: 170 lbs.
- Shoots: L
- Experience: 9 years
- Birthdate: May 2, 1987
- Birthplace: Caroline, Alta.
- Drafted: Drafted by Columbus in 2005 (3/67).
- Acquired: Acquired as a free agent in 2016.
2016-17 Season Stats
|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.|
|Mobile puck-moving defenseman and shot-blocking specialist.|
Career Honors & Awards
|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|