5 - Jeremy Russell
Jeremy Russell
Height: 6-1
Weight: 195
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: St. Albert, ALB
High School: Drayton Valley Thunder
Position: D
An all-around defenseman, Jeremy Russell made an immediate impact as a freshman in 2006-2007, playing in all 32 games and leading the Class of 2010 with 14 points (3g, 11a), while logging significant special teams minutes. He missed all of last season with an injury suffered in the fall, but is expected to be a big boost to the Bears' defensive corps, which lost three valuable members to graduation.

2007-2008: Missed the entire season with an injury suffered during the fall.

2006-2007: Made an immediate impact on the blueline, appearing in all 32 games ... Finished the season with 14 points (3g, 11a), including one power-play goal ... Tied for fourth on the team with a "+7" rating ... Led all freshmen in scoring and was third among all Brown defensemen ... Earned significant time on both the power-play and penalty-kill ... Notched his first career point with an assist on a power-play goal in 3-3 tie with Merrimack ... Tallied an assist on the game-winning power-play tally in 7-3 win over Wayne State ... Had another assist on the game-winning goal in 2-1 win over PC ... Notched a point for the second straight game with his first career goal, giving Brown a 1-0 lead with a power-play tally in 4-1 win over St. Lawrence ... Earned an assist on a power-play goal in 3-2 overtime win over Yale ... Had an assist on the game-winning goal in overtime against Mercyhurst ... Posted the first multiple-point game of his career with a goal and an assist against Union ... Scored his third goal of the year to put Brown up 3-2 in 6-3 win over Quinnipiac ... Picked up an assist at #10 Clarkson ... Posted two assists in the Bears' 6-6 tie with Harvard ... Earned two assists in Brown's first-round series at Princeton with one on the Bears' third goal in game one and another on a power-play goal in game three ... One of 20 Bears named to the ECAC Hockey All-Academic Team.

Before Brown: Russell played for the Drayton Valley Thunder of the AJHL for two seasons (2004-2006) ... Named Thunder's Best Defenseman, Best Defensive Player, and team MVP at the conclusion of the 2005-2006 season ... An assistant captain in 2006, he finished third on the team in scoring with 52 points (8g, 44a) in 58 games ... Scored three game-winning goals and six power-play goals ... Also had 125 PIMS ... Was runner-up for the top defenseman in the AJHL in his last season in the league ... Named a Second Team All-Star in 2006 and was a member of the AJHL North Viking Cup team, earning a gold medal at the 2006 Viking Cup as an assistant captain ... Named to Canadian Junior "A" Hockey League Prospects game as a member of team "West" in 2005 ... In his first season with Drayton Valley, Russell was named First Team All-Rookie and to the AJHL Prospects game ... Spent the 2003-2004 season with the St Albert Raiders in the Alberta Midget "AAA" League ... Named League MVP as a captain of the team ... Also named to the All-Star team.

Personal: Jeremy John Russell is the son of Sharon Russell of St Albert, Alberta ... Born in 1987 ... Jeremy has a sister, Allison ... Attended Bellerose Composite High School ... Member of Executive Council at Bellerose Composite High School ... Interests: Golf, Softball, Weight Lifting ... Major: Economics and Neuroscience.