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Russell Signs Extension with Edmonton

June 12, 2019 - United States Hockey League (USHL) - Waterloo Black Hawks News Release

Former Waterloo Black Hawks forward Patrick Russell has signed a one-year contract extension with the Edmonton Oilers. Details from the Oilers' announcement are below. Russell played for the Black Hawks during the 2013/14 USHL season, recording a team-high 29 regular season goals with 20 assists as Waterloo won the Anderson Cup. Russell and his Black Hawks teammates Cal Petersen (L.A. Kings) and Mark Friedman (Philadelphia Flyers) all made their NHL debuts this season. Brandon Montour (Buffalo Sabres) and Zach Sanford (St. Louis Blues) were also members of that Waterloo team.

EDMONTON, AB - The Edmonton Oilers have signed forward Patrick Russell to a one-year contract extension.

Russell, 26, appeared in 51 games last season with the American Hockey League's (AHL) Bakersfield Condors, registering 40 points (18G, 22A), 32 penalty minutes and a +30 plus/minus rating, ranking second on the team. He also posted seven points (2G, 5A), four penalty minutes and a +3 plus/minus rating in 10 playoff games.

The 6'1", 205-pound forward has appeared in 187 career AHL games over three seasons with the Condors, recording 84 points (40G, 44A) 102 penalty minutes and a +21 plus/minus rating.

Russell played in six games with the Oilers in 2018-19, including making his NHL debut with the Oilers on November 17 against Calgary.

The native of Bickerod, Denmark has represented his country internationally, most recently at the 2019 World Hockey Championship, marking his third world championship appearance with Denmark (2017, 2018, 2019). Russell also played for his country at two Under 18 World Hockey Championships (2010, 2011) and two World Junior Hockey Championships (2011, 2013).

The Oilers originally signed Russell as a free agent on May 9, 2016.

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