|Philip Douglas Russell
Height: 6' 2", Weight: 195 pounds
Born: 7.21.52 Edmonton, Alberta
|How he arrived: Traded by the Calgary Flames with Mel Bridgman for Joel Quenneville and Steve
How he left: Traded to the Buffalo Sabres for Sabres' 12th round pick in the 1986 E.D, 3.11.86
|Regular Season Statistics with the Franchise
Stats in bold signifies team leader.
Russell was a quiet guy off the ice, but his on-ice personality was a big 180 from that. He played the game tough, but
did exhibit some skill back on the blueline.
Which would make him a good mentor for players like Ken Daneyko, for example, when he came to New Jersey in '83.
While in New Jersey, he did garner an All-Star Game appearance in 1985, being chosen to the team when Brad Marsh,
himself filling in for an injured Mark Howe, was snowed in in Toronto and couldn't fly out to Calgary in time.
The 85-86 season was littered with injuries for Russell. He would also be traded to the Sabres before season's end.
After he retired from playing in 88, he became a coach with the Muskegon Lumberjacks of the IHL. The team would
move to Cleveland in the mid-90s, but he stayed with them as their GM. He wouldn't return to coaching until 99-00 as
an assistant for the Lumberjacks. The following season, he coach for Frankfurt in the DEL, and in 01-02, went on to
coach Sacred Heart of the then-Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference. (Now known as Atlantic Hockey)
He went back to coaching in the minors with the Springfield Falcons of the AHL, then later the Pensacola Ice Pilots of
|Entry Draft: 1972 First Round Pick (13th overall) by the