Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Ryan Russell
Ryan Russell was born on May 2, 1987 in Caroline, Alberta. A product of the Kootenay Ice of the Western Hockey League, he was selected in the seventh round of the 2005 NHL Entry Draft by the New York Rangers.

Following his junior career, he was unable to reach an agreement with the Rangers and was subsequently traded to the Montreal Canadiens. In his first professional season in 2007-08, Russell split time between both the Canadiens ECHL and AHL affiliates, the Cincinnati Cyclones and Hamilton Bulldogs respectively.

On July 7, 2011, Russell was traded to the Columbus Blue Jackets for Michael Blunden. He would make his NHL debut for the Jackets on January 7, 2012 in a 1-0 win over the Los Angeles Kings. He would go on to appear in 41 games for Columbus during the 2011-12 season, recording the first two goals of his NHL career.

In the summer of 2013, as an unrestricted free agent, Russell signed with Leksands IF of the Swedish Hockey League.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
2003-04 Kootenay Ice WHL 67 3 9 12 27 -7 4 0 0 0 0
2004-05 Kootenay Ice WHL 66 32 21 53 18 +27 16 6 7 13 12
2005-06 Kootenay Ice WHL 72 33 42 75 30 +17 6 3 5 8 2
2006-07 Kootenay Ice WHL 58 30 46 76 40 +24 7 3 6 9 2
2007-08 Hamilton Bulldogs AHL 25 2 1 3 4 -6
2007-08 Cincinnati Cyclones ECHL 12 6 4 10 4 +3 15 3 4 7 0
2008-09 Hamilton Bulldogs AHL 79 20 19 39 24 +27 6 1 3 4 2
2009-10 Hamilton Bulldogs AHL 74 19 18 37 8 +16 19 7 5 12 0
2010-11 Hamilton Bulldogs AHL 65 10 11 21 48 +17 20 7 2 9 0
2011-12 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 41 2 0 2 2 -7
2011-12 Springfield Falcons AHL 31 9 6 15 15 0
2012-13 Springfield Falcons AHL 62 10 6 16 16 -8 7 1 3 4 4
2013-14 Leksands IF Sweden 51 2 6 8 4 3 0 1 1 0
2014-15 Leksands IF Sweden 32 0 2 2 8
2014-15 Leksands IF Sweden-Q 7 0 2 2 0
2015-16 Cardiff Devils Britain 21 5 17 22 8
NHL Totals 41 2 0 2 2


Brother of Kris Traded to Montreal by NY Rangers for Montreal's 7th round pick (David Skokan) in 2007 NHL Draft, May 31, 2007. Traded to Columbus by Montreal for Mike Blunden, July 7, 2011.
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