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Church Russell

Church Russell  #16

Left Wing
NUMBER: 16 BIRTHDATE: March 16, 1923
HEIGHT: 5' 11" BIRTHPLACE: Winnipeg, MB, Canada
WEIGHT: 175
Shoots: Left
EAHL First All-Star Team (1946) Traded to Cleveland (AHL) by NY Rangers for George Johnston, December 18, 1947. Traded to Pittsburgh (AHL) by Cleveland (AHL) for cash, September 13, 1949.
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He seemed to thrive on his own and didn't really need any push from me. I certainly don't want to get in the way of the coaches. You see how that goes sometimes. I never really worried about it and just enjoyed the ride.

— David Ekblad on his son's [Aaron Ekblad] journey to the NHL, signing with the Florida Panthers