Mitchell Stephens (ice hockey)
February 5, 1997|
Peterborough, Ontario, Canada
|Height||6 ft 0 in (183 cm)|
|Weight||196 lb (89 kg; 14 st 0 lb)|
|NHL team (P)|
Tampa Bay Lightning|
Syracuse Crunch (AHL)
33rd overall, 2015|
Tampa Bay Lightning
Mitchell Stephens (born February 5, 1997) is a Canadian professional ice hockey forward. He is currently playing with the Syracuse Crunch of the American Hockey League (AHL) as a prospect to the Tampa Bay Lightning of the National Hockey League (NHL). Stephens was selected by the Lightning in the second round (33rd overall) of the 2015 NHL Entry Draft.
Stephens was selected 8th overall by the Saginaw Spirit in the 2013 OHL Priority Selection draft. His outstanding play with Saginaw was recognized when he was chosen to skate as a member of Canada Ontario at the 2014 World U-17 Hockey Challenge. During the 2014–15 season, Stephens was chosen to skate at the 2015 CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game.
In his final season with Saginaw in 2015–16, Stephens made 43 appearances, tallying 22 goals and 19 assists, while being named team MVP. He missed a significant number of games due to a broken foot that season.
On April 4, 2016, he penned a three-year entry-level contract with the Tampa Bay Lightning of the NHL. and was sent to their farm team, Syracuse Crunch on an amateur try-out contract. He made his professional debut with the Crunch in the American Hockey League (AHL) on April 8, 2016.
Stephens competed as a member of Canada Ontario at the 2014 World U-17 Hockey Challenge. He was also invited to compete with the Canada men's national under-18 ice hockey team at the 2014 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament where he helped Team Canada win gold. In April 2015, he captained the Canada men's national under-18 ice hockey team to a bronze medal as the 2015 IIHF World U18 Championships.
Regular season and playoffs
Awards and honours
|World U-17 Hockey Challenge Canada Ontario||2014|||
|Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament Gold Medal||2014|||
|CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game||2015|||
|IIHF World U18 Championship Bronze Medal||2015|||
|IIHF World U18 Championship Top 3 Player on Team||2015|||
- "2013 OHL Priority Selection coverage". Saginaw Spirit. July 15, 2013. Retrieved July 15, 2013.
- "Prospect report: Don't forget about Mitchell Stephens". penaltyboxradio.com. June 15, 2015. Retrieved June 16, 2015.
- "Mitchell Stephens player profile". hockeyprospect.com. May 14, 2015. Retrieved May 14, 2015.
- "Mitchell Stephens named Spirit MVP, signs contract with Tampa Bay". MLive.com. April 9, 2016. Retrieved April 9, 2016.
- "Lightning's Mitchell Stephens: Out indefinitely with broken foot". CBS Sports. April 9, 2016. Retrieved April 9, 2016.
- "Lightning sign forward Mitchell Stephens to three-year, entry-level contract". Tampa Bay Lightning. April 9, 2016. Retrieved April 9, 2016.
- "Syracuse Crunch lose in shootout to Albany Devils; playoff hopes barely alive". syracuse.com. Retrieved April 9, 2016.
- "Mitchell Stephens scores in U18 opener". The Peterborough Examiner. August 23, 2014. Retrieved August 23, 2014.
- "U18 team set to open Worlds". Hockey Canada. April 14, 2015. Retrieved April 14, 2015.
- "Ontario's 2014 World U17 team announced". gthlcanada.com. January 5, 2014. Retrieved June 28, 2015.
- "Canada wins 2014 Ivan Hlinka gold medal". Hockey Canada. January 22, 2014. Retrieved January 22, 2014.
- "CHL/NHL top prospects game rosters announced". Niagara Ice Dogs. February 3, 2015. Retrieved February 3, 2015.
- "Stephens looking forward to NHL scouting combine". The Peterborough Examiner. April 28, 2015. Retrieved April 28, 2015.
- "NHL draft profile 57: Mitchell Stephens". lastwordonsports.com. June 28, 2015. Retrieved June 28, 2015.
- Biographical information and career statistics from Eliteprospects.com, or Eurohockey.com, or The Internet Hockey Database
|Awards and achievements|
| AHL Rookie of the Month