Coralville, Iowa –Head Coach and General Manager Derek Damon announced that defenseman Connor Russell has agreed to terms on a contract with the Iowa Heartlanders for the 2022-23 season.
Russell played in 28 games as a rookie with the Heartlanders last season, producing 54 penalty minutes and five assists. The 26-year-old was acquiored in a midseason trade with the Greenville Swamp Rabbits, for whom he skated in six games before joining Iowa.
Prior to turning pro, Russell spent four seasons in USports for Brock University (2020-22) and the University of Ottawa (2017-19). Russell also skated in the British Columbia Hockey League for Cowichan Valley, Prince George and Penticton.