Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- John Mitchell
John Mitchell was born January 22, 1985 in Waterloo, Ontario. In 2003, Mitchell was drafted by the Toronto Maple Leafs in the fifth round of the NHL entry draft, 158th overall. In 2008-09, Mitchell made his NHL debut and one November 1st he scored the first two goals of his NHL career in a game against the New York Rangers, a game in which he was named first star.

Mitchell began the 2010-11 season with the Maple Leafs, but was assigned to the club's AHL affiliate after just 23 games.

On February 28, 2011, the NHL's trade deadline, Mitchell was shipped to the New York Rangers in exchange for a seventh round draft pick.

However Mitchell's stay in New York proved to be short-lived. On July 1, 2012, Mitchell signed a two-year contract as a free agent with the Colorado Avalanche.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
2000-01 Waterloo Siskens ON-Jr.A 47 15 29 44 33
2001-02 Plymouth Whalers OHL 62 9 9 18 23 +1 6 1 0 1 4
2002-03 Plymouth Whalers OHL 68 18 37 55 31 +18 18 2 10 12 8
2003-04 Plymouth Whalers OHL 65 28 54 82 45 +14 9 6 6 12 6
2004-05 Plymouth Whalers OHL 63 25 50 75 59 +14 4 1 1 2 0
2004-05 St. John's Maple Leafs AHL 2 0 0 0 0 0
2005-06 Toronto Marlies AHL 51 5 12 17 22 -7 2 0 0 0 0
2006-07 Toronto Marlies AHL 73 16 20 36 46 -10
2007-08 Toronto Marlies AHL 79 20 31 51 56 +2 19 8 4 12 12
2008-09 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 76 12 17 29 33 -16
2009-10 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 60 6 17 23 31 -7
2010-11 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 23 2 1 3 12 -7
2010-11 Toronto Marlies AHL 10 1 4 5 2 0
2010-11 Connecticut Whale AHL 14 7 5 12 10 +8 6 3 3 6 0
2011-12 New York Rangers NHL 63 5 11 16 8 +10 18 0 1 1 2
2011-12 Connecticut Whale AHL 17 7 7 14 20 +1
2012-13 Colorado Avalanche NHL 47 10 10 20 18 +5
2013-14 Colorado Avalanche NHL 75 11 21 32 36 +13
2014-15 Colorado Avalanche NHL 68 11 15 26 32 -9
2015-16 Colorado Avalanche NHL 71 10 11 21 52 -7
2016-17 Colorado Avalanche NHL 65 3 4 7 45 -12
NHL Totals 548 70 107 177 267 18 0 1 1 2


Traded to NY Rangers by Toronto for NY Rangers' 7th round pick (Viktor Loov) in 2012 NHL Draft, February 28, 2011. Signed as a free agent by Colorado, July 1, 2012.
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