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In hockey, it was a freak show. I'm the son of actors and from California, and in Canada, hockey is a religion, so me coming in, it was like, 'Who the hell is this guy?' I just had to put my head down and work really hard, and it was difficult, but it made me who I am and gave me a backbone.
When Russell (described as an 'aggressive, stand-up goaltender with a strong skating stride') reported for the WHL's Prince George (British Columbia, Canada, August, 2002) Cougars' training camp, he arrived in his parents' private jet. The family moved into a $4-million Vancouver mansion 1 July. Oddly, the team's press releases have not mentioned Russell at all.