— Chuck Pleiness (@wingsfrontman) March 5, 2017
Russo was signed by the Red Wings in 2015 as an unsigned draft pick of the New York Islanders. In his professional debut with the Grand Rapids Griffins last season, he was named to the AHL All-Rookie team and was a second-team all-star. This year he represented Grand Rapids at the AHL All-Star Challenge. He has seven goals and 24 assists for 31 points in 56 games this season for the Griffins, good for first among the team’s defensemen.