John Mitchell (ice hockey, born 1985)
January 22, 1985 |
Oakville, ON, CAN
|Height||6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)|
|Weight||205 lb (93 kg; 14 st 9 lb)|
Toronto Maple Leafs
New York Rangers
|NHL Draft||158th overall, 2003
Toronto Maple Leafs
John Mitchell (born January 22, 1985) is a Canadian professional ice hockey centre currently playing for the Colorado Avalanche of the National Hockey League (NHL). He was drafted in the fifth round, 158th overall by the Toronto Maple Leafs in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft.
Mitchell grew up in Waterloo, Ontario, playing minor hockey for the Waterloo Wolves of the Alliance Pavilion League. In the 2000-01 season, Mitchell led his Waterloo Wolves Bantams to a solid season and was selected in the 1st round (19th overall) of the 2001 OHL Priority Selection by the Plymouth Whalers.
Mitchell was selected in the first round, 19th overall, of the 2001 OHL Priority Selection Draft by the Plymouth Whalers. He served as captain of the Whalers in his final season with the team.
He was drafted by the Toronto Maple Leafs and played for their American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate Toronto Marlies for three seasons. He began the 2008–09 NHL season with the Toronto Maple Leafs of the NHL. On November 1, 2008, he scored his first two career goals against Stephen Valiquette of the New York Rangers in a 5–2 win. He was also selected as the game's first star.
On February 28, 2011, Mitchell was traded from the Toronto Maple Leafs to the New York Rangers in exchange for a seventh round draft pick in 2012. After starting the 2011-12 season with the Rangers AHL affiliate Connecticut Whale, Mitchell was called up to the Rangers for a game on November 25, 2011, in which he registered his first point for the Rangers by assisting on a goal by Brian Boyle. 
|2004–05||St. John's Maple Leafs||AHL||2||0||0||0||0||—||—||—||—||—|
|2008–09||Toronto Maple Leafs||NHL||76||12||17||29||33||—||—||—||—||—|
|2009–10||Toronto Maple Leafs||NHL||60||6||17||23||31||—||—||—||—||—|
|2010–11||Toronto Maple Leafs||NHL||23||2||1||3||12||—||—||—||—||—|
|2011–12||New York Rangers||NHL||63||5||11||16||8||18||0||1||1||2|
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- Winters, B. "Rangers Vs. Capitals: New York Rangers Get Much Needed 6-3 Win Over Washington". Blueshirt Banter. Retrieved 2011-11-25.
- "Colorado sign John Mitchell, ex-Rangers center, to $2.2 million deal". Denver Post. 2012-07-01. Retrieved 2012-07-01.