|William Reid Mitchell
Height: 6' 3", Weight: 210 pounds
Born: 4.23.77 Port McNeill, British Columbia
|How he arrived: Via Entry Draft
How he left: Traded to the Minnesota Wild for Sean O'Donnell, 3.4.01
|Regular Season Statistics with the Franchise
Stats in bold signifies team leader.
Mitchell had some skills, that's for sure. Good defensive play, best known as a shutdown guy, and had some leadership
qualities. However, with who was on the backline for the Devils back at that time, and with the push for the Cup
eminent, it was hard for him to crack the lineup on a permanent basis.
With the trade to the Wild came the evolution of his game, that's for sure. He helped build the Wild into serious
contenders in such a short time, with the team advancing to the Western Conference Finals in just their third year
At the time, the Wild did a monthly rotation for their captaincy, and he was chosen for December, 2005 and January, 2006.
After finishing the season with the Dallas Stars for their playoff push, he would sign on with the Vancouver Canucks.
He had served as the "lip service" captain the year Roberto Luongo was the elected captain (Goalies cannot wear the
C on their jersey.) He would move on to the Kings for 4 seasons, and later on, to the Florida Panthers, where he
would be named captain once again.
|Entry Draft: 1996 Eighth Round Pick (199th overall) by the
New Jersey Devils