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Russell Oatman

Russell Oatman  #14

Left Wing
NUMBER: 14 BIRTHDATE: February 19, 1905
HEIGHT: 5' 10" BIRTHPLACE: Tillsonburg, ON, Canada
WEIGHT: 195
Shoots: Left
Signed as a free agent by Victoria (WHL), October 25, 1925. 1925-26 playoff totals includes WHL series against Edmonton and Saskatoon. Rights transferred to Detroit after NHL club purchased Victoria (WHL) franchise, May 15, 1926. Suspended by Detroit for insubordination, January 4, 1927. Traded to Mtl. Maroons by Detroit for cash, January 6, 1927. Traded to NY Rangers by Mtl. Maroons for cash, December 12, 1928. Traded to Hamilton (IHL) by NY Rangers for cash, October 30, 1929. Traded to Niagara Falls (IHL) by Hamilton (IHL) for future considerations (Lloyd McIntyre), January 30, 1930. Suffered career-ending leg injury in automobile accident, March 13, 1930.
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This is a big year for us in a lot of ways. You can see Garth and management really trying to find that solution to get us into the playoffs and consistently have that. The pressure is great. You have to enjoy it. It just means there's a great opportunity ahead of you.

— Islanders captain John Tavares