Russell, Lawrence (Spud)Date of Death: 1989-02-28
Date of Birth: 1919-06-14
Born in Winnipeg, he played minor hockey with the East Kildonan Bisons and the Excelsiors, a team he later coached to several provincial minor hockey championships. Russell coached the Winnipeg Rangers to a western provincial title. He also coached the St. James Canadians of the Manitoba Junior Hockey League. For many years "Spud" Russell was Chief Scout for the NHL's Montreal Canadiens.