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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

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

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 show optimism about Mitchell’s rehab

In the bigger picture the story remains the same: Willie Mitchell‘s health situation still earns wild card/“x-factor” labels. Still if NHL.com’s latest story on the 36-year-old defenseman is any indication Mitchell and the Los Angeles Kings no longer seem to need counseling to cope with his complicated rehab from knee issues. More specifically GM Dean Lombardi claims that...
Via Pro Sports Daily
August 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Kings' Mitchell showing signs of progress

When Dean Lombardi met with the media via conference call following the Kings' exit from the Stanley Cup Playoffs, one of the hot topics was the status of Willie Mitchell and his possible return for the 2013-14 season. Mitchell missed all of last season following knee surgery and has one year left on his 3.5-million contract. There have been some signs of encouragement as Mitchell...
Via Fox Sports West
June 21, 2013  |  Discuss

MRI reveals no structural damage for Mitchell

Kings defenseman Willie Mitchell, whose recovery from knee surgery was expected to take a few weeks but has lasted two months, underwent an MRI exam Monday to gauge his progress. "There was no structural damage and no setback," General Manager Dean Lombardi said Tuesday. Lombardi said the decision on when to rejoin the lineup remains up to Mitchell, who was medically cleared...
Via Fox Sports West
January 29, 2013  |  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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