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Position: C

Height: 5-10

Weight: 176

Shoots: Left

Birthdate: 1987-05-02 Age: 21

Birthplace: Caroline, Alberta, Canada

Drafted by NY Rangers in the 7nd round (211th overall) in 2005

Acquired in a trade with NY Rangers May 31, 2007

It's OFFICIAL, at least according to RDS:

The Habs have signed Ryan Russell to a three year deal. He plays for Kooteney Ice with Ben Maxwell, and was traded to Habs by NYR for a seventh rounder in this years draft.

Source: http://www.rds.ca/canadien/chroniques/230173.html

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It's OFFICIAL, at least according to RDS:

The Habs have signed Ryan Russell to a three year deal. He plays for Kooteney Ice with Ben Maxwell, and was traded to Habs by NYR for a seventh rounder in this years draft.

Source: http://www.rds.ca/canadien/chroniques/230173.html

Wheres the Lahti thread, he officially signed as well ;)..

I wonder if he makes the team??

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Guest Miltie01
I find it odd that the Rangers gave him up for a 7th round pick. Somethings gotta be wrong that don't show in the stats.

Nothing wrong that isn't wrong with any other 7th rounder.

Anybody we draft at the seventh round is going to be a project. We just went and got a project we know as our scouts see him when they go to watch Ben Maxwell.

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I find it odd that the Rangers gave him up for a 7th round pick. Somethings gotta be wrong that don't show in the stats.

I guess they just couldn't agree to a contract with him.

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Guest A Semin
I find it odd that the Rangers gave him up for a 7th round pick. Somethings gotta be wrong that don't show in the stats.

He is a serial killer! :lol:

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Guest spankydriscoll

so is he going to still play for the Ice next year? I wanna go see all our guys in the WHL at Hitmen games. Ryan White, Ryan Russell, Maxwell, etc.

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Guest P.Royfan
I believe he is still eligible for one more season with the Ice .

He is, But I can't see him going back. He's spent 4 years and is 20 he can go to amilton next year I think that's where he'll be.

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I like the acquisition. Russell has great offensive upside and his plus/minus shows that he is defensively responsible. Well worth a 7th rounder, especially considering he is 2 years closer to contributing than any 7th rounder would be.

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We picked ourselves one heck of a good prospect if he's anything like his twin brother Kris Russell, Kris has played for Medicine Hat the last few seasons and was their captain this year, he also played for Team Canada at the World Junior Championships and probably as far as skill and offensive talent, he was not only the best defenceman in the WHL but also one of the top overall players...so hopefully Ryan Russell can bring more of the same to the table...I think its a steal of a pick up for Montreal, anybody know if Russell and Ben Maxwell were on the same line together during the season?? I'm sure they probably were, atleast on the power play anyways

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  • 3 weeks later...

I HAVE SEASON TICKETS TO THE TIGERS AND GOT TO WATCH RYAN RUSSELL AND BEN MAXWELL PLAY FOR THE LAST 4 YRS.MONTREAL GOT A STEAL OF A DEAL ON THIS KID.HE IS AN UNBELIEVABLE PLAYER. HE IS JUST LIKE HIS BROTHER KRIS,GOOD HANDS AND A SMOOTH SKATER,JUST TOO BAD WE DIDN'T HAVE HIS BROTHER DRAFTED ALSO.

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I HAVE SEASON TICKETS TO THE TIGERS AND GOT TO WATCH RYAN RUSSELL AND BEN MAXWELL PLAY FOR THE LAST 4 YRS.MONTREAL GOT A STEAL OF A DEAL ON THIS KID.HE IS AN UNBELIEVABLE PLAYER. HE IS JUST LIKE HIS BROTHER KRIS,GOOD HANDS AND A SMOOTH SKATER,JUST TOO BAD WE DIDN'T HAVE HIS BROTHER DRAFTED ALSO.

Thanks for the headsup/analysis. Anyone know if Russell has a year of junior eligibility left or if he can go to Hamilton or Cincinnati next season?

PS: Try keeping Caps Lock "off" next time. ;)

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Sorry about the caps,he has one more year with the ice.It is all up to the bulldogs if they want to keep him.Would be nice to see him stay in hamilton to develope more

Maybe Mr. Gainey and Co. liked the chemistry between Maxwell and Russell such that when Maxwell gets to Hamilton they can be reconnected.

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Thanks for the headsup/analysis. Anyone know if Russell has a year of junior eligibility left or if he can go to Hamilton or Cincinnati next season?

PS: Try keeping Caps Lock "off" next time. ;)

Russell can play in the WHL, AHL or ECHL. I doubt he plays in the WHL, I would think they will give him a look in Hamilton and if he can't get a regular spot then he could end up in the ECHL like they did with Mathieu Aubin. But it all depends on how the roster shapes up in Hamilton next year, it's too early to say who will be around and who will be gone.

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Russell can play in the WHL, AHL or ECHL. I doubt he plays in the WHL, I would think they will give him a look in Hamilton and if he can't get a regular spot then he could end up in the ECHL like they did with Mathieu Aubin. But it all depends on how the roster shapes up in Hamilton next year, it's too early to say who will be around and who will be gone.

Like D'ags, he is another player who has shown increased maturity this year, he seems to always be in the heart of the action. Today he was finally rewarded.....a hat-trick and at least two (and maybe even all) of the goals were short handed. A well deserved first star performance today!

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I figured we picked Russell up just to help Maxwell's development in Hamilton, by providing him with a former linemate and familiar face to lessen the shock of jumping from the WHL to the pros.

If he turns into an NHL player, that would be an incredible bonus.

So far, he's pacing Maxwell in goals, with each tallying six to date in the season.

Way to go Ryan!

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  • 4 months later...

Ryan Russell reached the 20-goal plateau last night, as he netted a pair of markers in a 6-2 Hamilton victory.

Russell has recorded 39 points through 77 games this season with an impressive +27 rating, and interestingly enough, he has more goals than assists to date.

There's no R 'n' R for this kid.

Plus I couldn't stand to see him on page three anymore with Janne Lahti.

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