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CBJ Prospect Update: Kris Russell

December 29, 2006

I don’t normally mention junior or minor league players in the Blue Jackets system, mostly because for many years there hasn’t been too much to talk about.  The times they are a changin’.

Truth Serum mentioned Kris the other day in comments on his column, and as it turns out he’s not going to be the only one noticing the young defenseman.

Russell, a rear-guard who plays for the Medicine Hat Tigers and currently for Team Canada in the World Juniors, scored two goals for his country to help the team clinch first place in their group.

Full story at TSN.ca

Kris was the Jackets third pick, 67th overall, in the 2005 Entry Draft.

Hat tip to Truth Serum for the find.

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One comment

  1. […] We highlighted Russell’s performance at the WJC back in December, and this gives Jacket fans hope that defense won’t always be a sore spot in the lineup. I think (David) Vyborny is a great player. I mean that, too, a great player. There isn’t a team in the league that wouldn’t take him in a heartbeat. […]



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