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Philip Russell

Philip Russell  #5

Defenseman
NUMBER: 5 BIRTHDATE: July 21, 1952
HEIGHT: 6' 2" BIRTHPLACE: Edmonton, AB, Canada
WEIGHT: 200 DRAFTED: CHI / 1972 NHL Amateur Draft
ROUND: 1st   (13th overall)
WCJHL First All-Star Team (1972) Played in NHL All-Star Game (1976, 1977, 1985) Traded to Atlanta by Chicago with Ivan Boldirev and Darcy Rota for Tom Lysiak, Pat Ribble, Harold Phillipoff, Greg Fox and Miles Zaharko, March 13, 1979. Transferred to Calgary after Atlanta franchise relocated, June 24, 1980. Traded to New Jersey by Calgary with Mel Bridgman for Steve Tambellini and Joel Quenneville, June 20, 1983. Traded to Buffalo by New Jersey for Buffalo's 12th round choice (Doug Kirton) in 1986 Entry Draft, March 11, 1986.
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It's very special, obviously; there is draft day and then there's the day that you sign your first deal. It's been a crazy couple of weeks and I'm very honored to be able to do that."

— Edmonton Oilers center Connor McDavid on signing his first professional contract