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Kris Russell
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Kris Russell
Edmonton Oilers
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Edmonton Oilers

Kris Russell tries to be a mentor for the Oilers young defenseman in the same way that Adam Foote was for him.

"I was very fortunate when I came into the league," Russell said. "We had a lot of veteran guys in Columbus... [Head Coach Ken Hitchcock] put me right beside Adam Foote from the start of camp and that's where my stall ended up being. To learn from a guy like that and listen to a guy who played so hard and was such a great player in the league, from the day-to-day things he could help me with and how easy it was to come to him and talk to him and how available he made himself, that sure showed a lot to me." Now Russell, 33, is a veteran presence on an Oilers blueline that is projected to include young defenseman Ethan Bear and Caleb Jones next season. Down the road, Russell could also find himself mentoring 21-year-old defenseman Evan Bouchard. Russell is going into the final season of his four-year, $16 million contract, but he's already signed a one-year extension worth $1.25 million for the 2021-22 campaign. Oct 24 3:03 pm (EST)

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