The Prince George Spruce Kings are pleased to announce the acquisition of 20 year old defenseman Connor Russell from The Cowichan Valley Capitals.
The 6’2” 195 pound Russell is from Guelph Ontario and was acquired by The Spruce Kings as the future considerations portion of the January 10th trade between Prince George and Cowichan Valley that sent 19 year old forward Corey Hoffman to the Capitals.
Last season with Cowichan Valley Connor Russell scored 3 goals and had 17 assists for 20 points to go along with 52 penalty minutes in 58 games played.
“We are excited to add Connor to our organization. He is a big solid defenseman who can excel in both ends of the ice. He’s also a veteran player and a tremendous young man who will be leaned on heavily to provide leadership to our team on and off the ice” said Spruce Kings General Manager Mike Hawes.
“I am looking forward to getting started in Prince George. I want to be a leader and a big part of helping the Spruce Kings turn things around this year to become a playoff contender” said newly acquired Spruce Kings defenseman Connor Russell.
Connor Russell will join the rest of his Spruce Kings team mates just prior to the start of the team’s main training camp on August 25th.