Herbert Russell

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Herbert Russell
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Herbert Y. Russell in the 1892 Ottawa Hockey Club photo
Born unknown
Position forward
Played for Ottawa Hockey Club
Playing career 1891–1896

Herbert Y. "Herb" Russell was a Canadian ice hockey player who played for the Ottawa Hockey Club in the 1880s and 1890s. He was captain of the team that won three successive Ontario championships and held the Canadian championship in 1892.

Playing career[edit]

Russell played for the Ottawa Hockey Club from 1890 until 1896. He was captain from 1891 through 1893. His best seasons were in 1893–94 and 1894–95 when in both seasons he scored 10 goals in eight games. He left Ottawa after the 1896 season. Starting in the 1898–99 season, Russell played four seasons of professional hockey in the Western Pennsylvania Hockey League for the Pittsburgh Bankers and Pittsburgh Duquesne clubs.

A draftsman for the Geological Survey of Canada during his time in Ottawa, moved to Colorado for an engineering position.[1] He was the father of Canadian football player Jeff Russel.[2]


  1. ^ Kitchen, p. 101
  2. ^ "The Ottawa Journal from Ottawa, · Page 17". Newspapers.com. Retrieved 2016-11-08.
  • Finnigan, Joan (1992). Old Scores, New Goals: The Story of the Ottawa Senators. Kingston, Ontario: Quarry Press. ISBN 1-55082-041-9.
  • Kitchen, Bill (2008). Win, Lose or Wrangle: The Inside Story of the Old Ottawa Senators 1883-1935. Manotick, Ontario: Penumbra Press.
Preceded by
P. D. Ross
Ottawa Senators captain
(Original Era)

Succeeded by
Weldy Young