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Russ Courtnall

Russ Courtnall  #21

Right Wing
NUMBER: 21 BIRTHDATE: June 2, 1965
HEIGHT: 5' 11" BIRTHPLACE: Duncan, BC, Canada
WEIGHT: 185 DRAFTED: TOR / 1983 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Right ROUND: 1st   (7th overall)
Brother of Geoff Played in NHL All-Star Game (1994) Traded to Montreal by Toronto for John Kordic and Montreal's 6th round choice (Michael Doers) in 1989 Entry Draft, November 7, 1988. Traded to Minnesota by Montreal for Brian Bellows, August 31, 1992. Transferred to Dallas after Minnesota franchise relocated, June 9, 1993. Traded to Vancouver by Dallas for Greg Adams, Dan Kesa and Vancouver's 5th round choice (later traded to Los Angeles Los Angeles selected Jason Morgan) in 1995 Entry Draft, April 7, 1995. Traded to NY Rangers by Vancouver with Esa Tikkanen for Sergei Nemchinov and Brian Noonan, March 8, 1997. Signed as a free agent by Los Angeles, November 7, 1997.
Quote of the Day

Life's about opportunity and how you respond to that opportunity, and obviously he must have some swagger about him, some confidence about him, because he was solid. He made some good saves. He was 6-foot-3 on every shot, which is a good thing for a goalie. He played well. We got a win.

— Maple Leafs coach Mike Babcock on rookie goaltender Garret Sparks, who made 24 saves in his first NHL start, a 3-0 win vs. Oilers
World Cup of Hockey 2016