Dale Mitchell (ice hockey)

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Dale Mitchell
Dale Mitchell.jpg
Born (1989-04-09)April 9, 1989
Etobicoke, ON, Canada
Height 5 ft 9 in (175 cm)
Weight 205 lb (93 kg; 14 st 9 lb)
Position Right Wing
Shoots Right
team
Former teams
Odense Bulldogs
AHL
Toronto Marlies
Syracuse Crunch
ECHL
Reading Royals
San Francisco Bulls
EBEL
Dornbirner EC
National team  Canada
NHL Draft 74th overall, 2007
Toronto Maple Leafs
Playing career 2008–present

Dale Mitchell (born April 9, 1989) is a Canadian professional ice hockey player. He is currently playing for the Odense Bulldogs.

Playing career[edit]

Mitchell was chosen 74th overall in the third round by the Toronto Maple Leafs in the 2007 NHL Entry Draft from the Oshawa Generals of the Ontario Hockey League.

He attended Streetsville Secondary School in Mississauga, where he played for the Streetsville Tigers. Mitchell, with his mentor and linemate Cam Lindsay, were able to bring Streetsville their only hockey gold medal to date. Mitchell scored hat tricks in come from behind wins in both the semi-final over the Iona Dolphins and final, including the tying and winning goals late in the third period, in a 4-3 win over the Cawthra Park Panthers. The 04/05 hockey team and the play-off run is still regarded as one of the greatest in the school's history. He was named the teams MVP at season's end.

Mitchell signed an entry level contract with the Maple Leafs on May 4, 2008, and was subsequently sent down to the Marlies during their 2007–08 AHL playoff run. Mitchell spends his summers training with the Prairie Dogs in the MAHL.[1]

Mitchell returned to the OHL in the 2008–09 season with the Windsor Spitfires.

After attending the Maple Leafs' 2009 pre-season training camp, Mitchell was assigned to the Marlies on September 19, 2009.[2] Shortly after 9 games to start the 2009–10 AHL season with the Marlies, he was demoted back to junior, relinking with the Spitfires. As a member of the Spitfires, Mitchell won back to back Memorial Cups

On August 5, 2012, Mitchell signed to a one-year contract with EC Dornbirner of the Austrian Hockey League. He finished the season third in team scoring, with 39 points (13 goals, 26 assists) in 52 games.

Since the summer of 2008 Mitchell spends his summers playing for the Prairie Dogs in the Streetsville Hockey League (SHL). Dale has helped the Prairie Dogs win three league titles (2010, 2011 and 2015).

On September 24, 2013, Mitchell returned to North America, signing with the San Francisco Bulls of the ECHL. On January 27, 2014, however, the San Francisco Bulls announced they were ceasing operations effective immediately, leaving Mitchell and all players on an ECHL contract with San Francisco as free agents.[3] He then signed with Dornbirner EC of the Erste Bank Eishockey Liga in Austria.

For the 2014/15 season, Mitchell signed with the Odense Bulldogs of the Metal Ligaen in Denmark.[4] Dale Mitchell resigned with Odense Bulldogs for the 2015/16 season after an early playoff exit, him personally wanting to be a part something bigger next season.[5] After ending up as 2015/16 Metalligaen topscorer, but losing in first round game 7, Mitchell at first did not resign with the Bulldogs, instead he wanted to try other leagues. On may 27th Mitchell, surprisingly announced that he would be returning to the Odense Bulldogs for another season.[6]

Career Statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2005–06 Oshawa Generals OHL 65 20 23 43 63
2006–07 Oshawa Generals OHL 67 43 37 80 81 9 1 4 5 12
2007–08 Oshawa Generals OHL 63 24 36 60 79 15 10 6 16 23
2007–08 Toronto Marlies AHL 2 0 1 1 2
2008–09 Windsor Spitfires OHL 66 33 35 68 87 20 14 15 29 24
2009–10 Toronto Marlies AHL 9 2 1 3 2
2009–10 Windsor Spitfires OHL 32 16 27 43 44 19 7 10 17 16
2010–11 Toronto Marlies AHL 49 5 8 13 29
2010–11 Reading Royals ECHL 5 2 2 4 14 2 0 0 0 0
2011–12 Reading Royals ECHL 35 16 15 31 47 5 1 2 3 2
2011–12 Toronto Marlies AHL 2 0 0 0 2
2011–12 Syracuse Crunch AHL 2 0 0 0 2
2012–13 Dornbirner EC EBEL 52 13 26 39 75
2013–14 San Francisco Bulls ECHL 25 11 12 23 22
2014-15 Odense Bulldogs Metal Ligaen 35 19 25 44 162 4 1 1 2 2
2015-16 Odense Bulldogs Metal Ligaen 45 34 43 77 236 7 1 4 5 45
2016-17 Odense Bulldogs Metal Ligaen 45
AHL totals 62 7 9 16 35 2 0 1 1 2

International[edit]

Year Team Comp   GP G A Pts PIM
2006 Canada Ontario U-17 WHC 5 1 1 2 8

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Leafs sign Dale Mitchell". leafs.nhl.com. 2008-05-04. Archived from the original on 2008-06-09. Retrieved 2008-11-10. 
  2. ^ "Maple leafs make first cuts". Toronto Maple Leafs. 2009-09-19. Retrieved 2011-04-05. 
  3. ^ "SAN FRANCISCO CEASES OPERATIONS". ECHL. 2014-01-27. Retrieved 2014-01-27. 
  4. ^ "Bulldogs skriver med Dale Mitchell | Odense Bulldogs". www.bulldogs.dk. Retrieved 2016-07-08. 
  5. ^ "Solskin over Bulldogs: Udenlandske profiler fortsætter | Odense Bulldogs". www.bulldogs.dk. Retrieved 2016-07-08. 
  6. ^ "Fredagsbombe: Dale Mitchell har forlænget | Odense Bulldogs". www.bulldogs.dk. Retrieved 2016-07-08. 

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