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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.
Quote of the Day

I was going nuts and I saw [Subban], he was going crazy, and the ref had no idea where to go. [Subban] was skating to me, and I was skating to him and the ref was right in between us and I don't know, I kind of hit him pretty hard, I thought, but those were some emotions and I'm pretty sure he understands that.

— Montreal forward Alex Galchenyuk on the celebration following his OT goal against Ottawa in Game 2