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Panthers sign Kings d-man Willie Mitchell

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) -- The Florida Panthers got a little bit of everything Tuesday: Scoring, toughness, goaltending and someone whose fingerprints just happened to be on the Stanley Cup a couple weeks ago. At day's end, it was $60 million spent on about six players. And that might be a small price to pay if the franchise's fortunes wind up turning around. The Panthers wasted...
Via Fox Sports West
July 01, 2014  |  Discuss

The Kings have “no room” for Willie Mitchell

The Los Angeles Kings won’t be bringing back Willie Mitchell. The defenseman will head to free agency after the Kings reportedly said they have “no room” for him. Can confirm that Kings won't be re-signing Willie Mitchell: "Unfortunately, no room." Was a huge part of that team. — Craig Custance (@CraigCustance) June 26, 2014 Mitchell still has plenty to offer...
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June 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Kings, Lord Stanley visit Dodger Stadium

LOS ANGELES -- Kings defenseman Willie Mitchell tells the story of his first experience with the Stanley Cup. Mitchell took the Cup with him on a fishing trip. He noticed a man nearby looking intensely at the Cup. "I just wanted to make his day and I pulled over and said 'Hey, do you want a picture with this thing?' " Mitchell recalled.   The reaction was one Mitchell...
Via Fox Sports West
June 17, 2014  |  Discuss

After A Severe Concussion And Knee Surgery, Willie Mitchell Is Back In The Game

from Bruce Arthur of the Toronto Star, “I couldn’t focus on you to answer a question,” said Mitchell earlier this week, on the concussion that sidelined him for almost eight months in the 2009-10 season. “You know? It just hurt. And probably for me, at the time I was in Vancouver, and the team was in the playoffs on that run, and you feel like you could help, and you...
Via Kukla's Korner
June 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Kings' Willie Mitchell: Injuries put life in perspective

LOS ANGELES -- Before the Los Angeles Kings' first game of the 2013-14 NHL season, the last time Willie Mitchell had been on any ice at all he was hoisting the Stanley Cup. And then... Nothing. One of the toughest defensemen in the game, he suffered from concussions and now says he lost nearly a year of his life being plagued by the residual effects. When the concussions didn...
Via Fox Sports West
June 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Kings' Mitchell happy to be back and contributing

It will be one year ago Sunday since the Chicago Blackhawks eliminated the defending Stanley Cup champion Los Angeles Kings in the 2013 Western Conference Final. For most of the Kings, that was the low point of what has been an incredible three-year run. For Willie Mitchell, it was something different. It was the end of a lost season, one in which Mitchell did not play a single...
Via Pro Sports Daily
June 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Willie Mitchell relishes postseason opportunity

CHICAGO -- Darryl Sutter took a page from Ducks coach Bruce Boudreau's book this week when he inserted defenseman Willie Mitchell into Game 1 of the Western Conference finals as a surprise game-time decision. The Kings' veteran D-man hadn't played since April 28 in Game 6 of the Western Conference Quarterfinals against the Sharks. Mitchell was day-to-day with a lower...
Via Fox Sports West
May 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Kings' Mitchell puts availability on hold

EDMONTON, Canada -- Kings Coach Darryl Sutter, the minister of bluntness, was at it again on this textbook winter day in Alberta. With the Kings trying to avoid a 0-3 start, attention turned to the future availability of veteran defenseman Willie Mitchell. Mitchell had knee surgery during the lockout and is moving along. Not fast enough, apparently. "You know what, he'...
Via Fox Sports West
January 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Willie Mitchell Takes The Stanley Cup To New Heights

Los Angeles Kings defenseman Willie Mitchell finally got his day with the Stanley Cup on Sunday. Winning the Stanley Cup is an enormous accomplishment and excitement for any hockey player, but for Mitchell, it had a little extra significance. He first entered the league in 1998 and spent thirteen seasons seeking the Cup. At 35 years old, he worked day in and day out to accomplish...
Via Next Impulse Sports
August 13, 2012  |  Discuss

Kings sign D Willie Mitchell to two-year extension

LOS ANGELES The Los Angeles Kings have agreed to terms on a two-year contract extension with defenseman Willie Mitchell, Kings PresidentGeneral Manager Dean Lombardi announced today. Mitchell, 34, has 22 points (8-14=22), 53 penalty minutes and a plus-6 plusminus rating in 112 career regular season games in Los Angeles after signing as an unrestricted free agent on August 25,...
Via Fox Sports West
February 24, 2012  |  Discuss
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