Phil Russell (ice hockey)

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Phil Russell
Born (1952-07-21) July 21, 1952 (age 66)
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Height 6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Weight 200 lb (91 kg; 14 st 4 lb)
Position Defence
Shot Left
Played for NHL
Chicago Black Hawks
Atlanta Flames
Calgary Flames
New Jersey Devils
Buffalo Sabres
NHL Draft 13th overall, 1972
Chicago Black Hawks
Playing career 1972–1987

Phillip Douglas Russell (born July 21, 1952) is a Canadian retired former professional ice hockey defenceman who played over one thousand games in the National Hockey League. Russell had a reputation as a bruising, physical player and retired with over 2000 penalty minutes to go along with 424 career points. He played for the Chicago Black Hawks, Atlanta/Calgary Flames, New Jersey Devils and Buffalo Sabres, and retired in 1988. He was most recently an assistant coach with the Springfield Falcons of the American Hockey League. Russell was born in Edmonton, Alberta.

In 2007, Russell was hired as an assistant coach for the now defunct Pensacola Ice Pilots of the ECHL under John Marks.[1]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1970–71 Edmonton Oil Kings WCJHL 34 4 16 20 113 17 1 7 8 47
1971–72 Edmonton Oil Kings WCJHL 64 14 45 59 331 16 1 9 10 15
1971–72 Edmonton Oil Kings M-Cup 2 0 0 0 0
1972–73 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 76 6 19 25 156 16 0 3 3 49
1973–74 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 75 15 20 35 184 9 0 1 1 41
1974–75 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 80 5 24 29 260 8 1 3 4 23
1975–76 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 74 9 29 38 194 4 0 1 1 17
1976–77 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 76 9 36 45 233 2 0 1 1 2
1977–78 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 57 6 20 26 139
1978–79 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 66 8 23 31 122
1978–79 Atlanta Flames NHL 13 1 6 7 28
1979–80 Atlanta Flames NHL 80 5 31 36 115 4 0 1 1 6
1980–81 Calgary Flames NHL 80 6 23 29 104 16 2 7 9 29
1981–82 Calgary Flames NHL 71 4 25 29 110 3 0 1 1 2
1982–83 Calgary Flames NHL 78 13 18 31 112 9 1 4 5 24
1983–84 New Jersey Devils NHL 76 9 22 31 96
1984–85 New Jersey Devils NHL 66 4 16 20 110
1985–86 New Jersey Devils NHL 30 2 3 5 51
1985–86 Buffalo Sabres NHL 12 2 3 5 12
1986–87 Buffalo Sabres NHL 6 0 2 2 12
1986–87 EHC Olten NDA 5 0 1 1
1987–88 Kalamazoo Wings IHL 27 2 9 11 35
NHL totals 1016 99 325 424 2038 73 4 22 26 202

International[edit]

Year Team Event   GP G A Pts PIM
1977 Canada WC 10 0 3 3 16
1986 Canada WC 8 0 1 1 10
Senior totals 18 0 4 4 26

Coaching statistics[edit]

 
Season  Team                  Lge Type            GP  W    L  T OTL    Pct    Result 
1988-89 Muskegon Lumberjacks  IHL Assistant coach 
1989-90 Muskegon Lumberjacks  IHL Assistant coach 
1990-91 Muskegon Lumberjacks  IHL Assistant coach  
1991-92 Muskegon Lumberjacks  IHL Head coach      82  41  28  0  13  0.579  Lost in finals 
1992-93 Cleveland Lumberjacks IHL Head coach      82  39  34  0  9   0.530  Lost in round 1 
1999-00 Cleveland Lumberjacks IHL Head coach             
2004-05 Springfield Falcons   AHL Assistant coach 
2005-06 Springfield Falcons   AHL Assistant coach 
2007-08 Pensacola Ice Pilots  ECHL Assistant coach 

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Preceded by
Dan Spring
Chicago Black Hawks first round draft pick
1972
Succeeded by
Darcy Rota
Preceded by
Brad Marsh
Calgary Flames captain
198183
Succeeded by
Lanny McDonald
Doug Risebrough