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Mitchell already a leader for Florida Panthers

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) The ''C'' stands for captain. In Willie Mitchell's case, it may as well stand for Cup. There are 319 people who have appeared in at least one game for the Florida Panthers, and Mitchell isn't among them. But when the season starts at Tampa Bay on Thursday, Mitchell - a two-time Stanley Cup winner with the Los Angeles Kings, getting to hoist...
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23 days ago  |  Discuss

Thornton, Mitchell believe off-ice relationships are crucial to Panthers success

Entering their first season with the Florida Panthers, Willie Mitchell and Shawn Thornton already know what it takes to win in the NHL. With a combined four Stanley Cups and 20-plus professional seasons between them, the veteran duo now looks to establish a new winning tradition with one of the league's most forlorn franchises -- a process they believe starts off the ice. "...
Via Fox Sports Florida
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Panthers News: Willie Mitchell Named Captain

Willie Mitchell, became the eighth captain in Florida Panthers history on Monday, according to the teams official site.#450586624 / gettyimages.comMitchell was signed by the Panthers over the offseason to a two-year $9M contract, according to CapGeek. The two time Cup champion is being counted on to bring a winning attitude.In his career Mitchell has played 795 games and recorded...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

Florida Panthers name D Willie Mitchell captain

The Florida Panthers have named veteran defenseman Willie Mitchell as their new captain for the upcoming season, the team announced Monday. Mitchell, 37, signed a two-year deal with the Panthers this offseason after three successful seasons in Los Angeles that included a pair of Stanley Cups. In donning the ''C,'' Mitchell becomes the eighth captain in team history...
Via Fox Sports Florida
24 days ago  |  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

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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