• Russo will attend the University of Notre Dame in the fall of 2011.
• He represented the U.S. Under-18 team at the 2010 Ivan Hlinka Memorial tournament and helped lead Team USA to a gold medal at the 2010 World Under-17 Challenge, recording three goals and five points in six games.
• Russo played his entire AAA career with the Chicago Mission prior to joining the U.S. National Team Development Program in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
NHL team: Chicago Blackhawks NHL player: Drew Doughty Shootout move: “Forehand to backhand, shelf” Video game: NHL 2010 Movie: Gladiator TV show: Psych Actress: Megan Fox Cartoon: Avatar Website: NHL.com Pump-up song: “Landslide” by Dixie Chicks Restaurant: Subway Sport (other than hockey): Basketball Breakfast food: Eggs Superhero: Batman
You forget how good [Nieuwendyk] was. You hear the points and stuff and you almost forget until they kind of walk you through his career, and that was really cool for me. I might have felt it a little more than some of the other guys because he was one of my favorites growing up, but that was very cool and I'm honored to have been a part of it. I had chills the entire ceremony.
— Calgary's Joe Colborne on the "Forever a Flame" ceremony for Joe Nieuwendyk