Kris Russell
Kris Russell
Defenseman
NUMBER: 10
HEIGHT: 5' 10"
WEIGHT: 173
SHOOTS: Left
BIRTHDATE: 05/02/1987
AGE: 26
BIRTHPLACE: Caroline, AB, CAN
DRAFTED: CBJ: 2005-67 overall

2008-09: Registered 2-19-21 and 28 penalty minutes in 66 games with Columbus… Ranked third (tied) among club defensemen in points… Set career highs in goals (tied), assists and points… Collected 1-1-2 Dec. 7 at Anaheim… Registered 1-3-4 during a three-game point streak Dec. 7-13… Scored the game-winning goal Dec. 29 at Los Angeles… Had assists in three-straight games (0-3-3) Jan. 18-21… Played the 100th game of his NHL career Jan. 30 vs. Ottawa… Notched assists in three-straight games (0-3-3) Feb. 13-16… Tallied 0-2-2 Mar. 3 vs. Los Angeles… Added 1-1-2 in four playoff games… Made his Stanley Cup playoffs debut in Game 1 of the Western Conference Quarterfinals at Detroit on Apr. 16… Recorded his first Stanley Cup playoffs point with an assist (Kristian Huselius goal) and scored his first goal in Game 4 of the Western Conference Quarterfinals vs. Detroit on Apr. 23 (Chris Osgood)… Recorded 3-5-8 and two power play goals in 14 games with Syracuse (AHL)… Had three multi-point games, including 0-2-2 Nov. 8 vs. Manitoba…

2007-08: Collected 2-8-10 and 14 penalty minutes in 67 games with Columbus… First professional season… Jackets were 6-1-1 when he recorded a point… Made his NHL debut and recorded his first NHL point with an assist (Rick Nash goal) Oct. 5 vs. Anaheim… Played in a season-high 20:43 Jan. 20 at Colorado… Scored his first two NHL goals, including the game-winner, Jan. 22 at Dallas (Mike Smith)… Missed five games Mar. 19-28 due to a groin injury suffered Mar. 18 vs. Calgary… Had at least one shot on goal in 49-of-67 games…

2006-07: Tallied 32-37-69, 56 penalty minutes and was +14 in 59 games with Medicine Hat (WHL)… Set career highs in goals, assists, points and penalty minutes… Won the Four Broncos Trophy as the Western Hockey League Player of the Year… Won the Bill Hunter Memorial Trophy as the league’s Defenseman of the Year for the second-consecutive year… Was a WHL First All-Star Team selection… Led the Tigers in goals and points… Led WHL defensemen in scoring… Scored a team-high 22 power play goals… Racked up 4-15-19 and +4 in 23 playoff games… Led the club to the Western Hockey League championship…

2005-06: Registered 14-33-47, 19 penalty minutes and was +8 in 55 games with Medicine Hat…Won the Bill Hunter Memorial Trophy as the WHL Defenseman of the Year… Won the Brad Hornung Trophy as the WHL’s Most Sportsmanlike Player of the Year… Finished third (tied) among WHL defensemen in goals and was seventh in points… Added 4-8-12 in 13 playoff games… Ranked second (tied) in goals among club defenseman and was fifth in points… Registered 1-3-4 and was +6 at the World Junior Championships… Helped Team Canada win the gold medal… Ranked eighth among defensemen in points and plus/minus rating (tied) in the tournament…

2004-05: Notched 26-35-61, 37 penalty minutes and was +29 in 72 games with Medicine Hat… Was ninth in the WHL in plus/minus rating… Led all WHL defensemen in goals and ranked third in points… Scored more goals than any defenseman in the entire CHL (OHL, QMJHL, & WHL)… Ranked No. 95 North American skater in Central Scouting Year End Rankings…

2003-04: Recorded 4-15-19 and 30 penalty minutes in 55 games with Medicine Hat… Added 3-2-5 with four penalty minutes in 20 playoff games… Helped Medicine Hat win the WHL Championship… Skated in four games with Medicine Hat in the 2004 Memorial Cup.

2009-10: Notched 7-15-22, 32 penalty minutes and was +3 in 70 games with Columbus… Ranked tied for second on the club in plus/minus rating… Led club defensemen in goals, while ranking third in points… Set career highs in goals, points, penalty minutes, plus/minus rating and games played… Had a plus/minus rating of +9 the final 33 games of the season after being a -7 the first 37 games… Missed one game Nov. 7 due to injury… Registered 1-1-2 Nov. 30 vs. St. Louis… Had points (2-1-3) in back-to-back games Nov. 30-Dec. 1… Collected 1-1-2 Dec. 10 at Nashville… Recorded 1-1-2 Jan. 5 at Vancouver… Missed two games Jan. 10-12 due to injury… Scored the game-winning overtime goal Jan. 30 vs. St. Louis… Tallied assists in back-to-back games Feb. 14-Mar. 2… Registered points (0-2-2) in back-to-back games Mar. 9-11… Skated in a season high 28:18 of ice time and was +2 Mar. 15 vs. Edmonton… Scored a goal Mar. 19 vs. Minnesota… Played the 200th game of his NHL career Mar. 30 vs. Tampa… Missed two games Apr. 3-5 due to injury… Games lost to injury: 5… Multi-point (goal) games: 3 (0)… Most Points: 2 (3x) – Jan. 5 at Vancouver, most recent… Most Goals: 1 (7x) – Mar. 19 vs. Minnesota, most recent… Most Assists: 1 (15x) – Mar. 28 at Chicago, most recent… Most PIM: 7 – Dec. 3 vs. Toronto… Most Shots: 6 – Jan. 19 at Philadelphia.