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Kris Russell • #6 • D
Status:Unrestricted free agent
Ht/Wt:5'10", 170 lbs.
Born:May 2, 1987 (35 yrs) in Caroline, Alta.
Experience:14 years
Drafted:Drafted by Columbus in 2005 (3/67).
Shoots:L
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Scouting Report
Has not seen an opposing shot he would not try to get in the way of; blocking shots is his best attribute, and he does it despite being one of the NHL's smaller defensemen. He skates well and moves the puck adequately, but his willingness to sacrifice his body comes at the price of missing time with injuries, something that happens more often now that he is well into his 30s.
Long Range Potential: Veteran shot-blocking defenseman (when healthy).
Career Honors & Awards
League Honor Description
Canadian Hockey League Defenseman of the Year 2006-07
Canadian Hockey League Sportsman Player of the Year 2005-06
WHL Four Broncos Memorial Trophy 2006-07
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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