John Mitchell
John Mitchell
Number: 34
Height: 6' 1"
Weight: 204
Shoots: Left
Born: Jan 22, 1985  (Age 31)
Birthplace: Oakville, ON, Canada
Acquired: Traded by Toronto to N.Y. Rangers in exchange for a seventh round pick in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft on Feb. 28, 2011.
Drafted: TOR / 2003 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 5th (158th overall)
2010-11: Notched goals in back-to-back contests on Dec. 20 vs. Atlanta and Dec. 26 at New Jersey (two goals). 2009-10: Played 60 games for Toronto collecting 23 points (6 goals, 17 assists) with 31 penalty minutes. ... Established career-highs in shorthanded assists (2), shorthanded points (2) and game-winning goals (1), and tied his career-high in assists. ... Recorded his first career game-winning goal on Mar. 10 at Ottawa. ... Recorded a three-game assist streak from Oct. 26 vs. Anaheim to Oct. 30 vs. Buffalo (three assists). ... Missed 20 games (Nov. 25 to Jan. 2) due to knee injury. ... Returned to lineup Jan. 5 vs. Florida. ... Played 100th career NHL game Jan. 6 at Philadelphia. ... Left game March 6 at Ottawa due to upper-body injury. Returned to lineup March 7 at Philadelphia. ... Scored the deciding shootout goal and was named No. 1 star March 20 vs. Montreal. ... Collected two points (one goal, one assist) on March 27 vs. the Rangers. ... Healthy scratch twice. 2008-09: Played 76 games for Toronto, collecting 29 points (12 goals, 17 assists) with 33 penalty minutes. ... Made his NHL debut on Oct. 9 vs. Detroit. ... Recorded his first career NHL point with an assist on Oct. 13 vs. St. Louis. ... Notched his first career multi-point effort with three points (two goals, one assist), including his first career NHL goal, and posted a career-high plus-4 rating on Nov. 1 vs. the Rangers. ... Missed five games due to shoulder injury (Nov. 8 to 17). ... Scored two goals Feb. 3 vs. New Jersey. ... Missed one game due to rib injury (Feb. 26). ... Registered season high three-game point streak (two goals, two assists) from Feb. 28 to Mar. 3. ... Scored a goal in regulation and the deciding shootout goal on March 17 at Tampa Bay.


2010-11: Ranked third on Connecticut with a plus-8 rating following his trade from Toronto on Feb. 28. ... Tallied the game-winning goal and added an assist while making his Connecticut debut on March 2 vs. Springfield. ... Tied for the team lead in playoff goals (3) and game-winning goals (1), ranked second on Connecticut in playoff assists (3) and power play goals (2), and tied for second in power play assists (2). 2007-08: Played 79 games for the Toronto Marlies (AHL), collecting 51 points (20 goals, 31 assists) with 56 penalty minutes. Established AHL career-highs in games played, goals, assists, points (51), and penalty minutes. ... Led the team in goals and ranked second in points. ... Tallied four assists and a plus-5 rating on Apr. 9 vs. Chicago. ... Registered playoff career-highs in games played (19), goals (8), assists (4), points (12), and penalty minutes (12). ... Led the team in playoff goals and ranked fourth in points. 2006-07: Played 73 games for the Toronto Marlies, collecting 36 points (16 goals, 20 assists) with 46 penalty minutes. ... Tied for fourth on the team in points, ranked fourth in goals and fifth in assists (20). ... Collected a season-high three points (one goal, two assists), including the game-winning goal April 15 vs. Grand Rapids. ... 2005-06: Played 51 games for the Marlies, collecting 17 points (5 goals, 12 assists) with 22 penalty minutes. ... Registered his first professional point with a goal on Dec. 2 at Hamilton. ... Recorded his first professional assist on Dec. 6 at Cleveland. ... Played two Calder Cup playoff games, registering four shots. 2004-05: Made his AHL debut with the St. John's Maple Leafs.. ... Played first career AHL game on April 3 at Rochester.


2004-05: Played 63 games for the Plymouth Whalers (OHL) collecting 75 points (25 goals, 50 assists) with 59 penalty minutes. ... Led the team in points and assists and tied for first in goals. ... Played four playoff games collecting two points (one goal, one assist). 2003-04: Played 65 games for Plymouth, collecting 82 points (28 goals, 54 assists) with 45 penalty minutes. .... Led the team with career-highs in assists and points, and ranked third with a career-high in goals (28). ... Tied for ninth in the league in points, and ranked 10th in assists. ... Posted a career-high six points, including a career-high five assists, on Jan. 16 vs. Mississauga. ... Recorded a career-high, 14-game point streak from Jan. 1 at Owen Sound to Jan. 31 vs. Toronto, registering 23 points (eight goals, 15 assists) over the span. He tied for the sixth longest point streak in the league in 2003-04. 2002-03: Played 68 games for Plymouth, collecting 55 points (18 goals, 37 assists) with 31 penalty minutes. ... Ranked fourth on the team in points, fifth in assists and tied for fourth in goals. ... Played 18 playoff games, collecting 12 points (2 goals, 10 assists) with eight penalty minutes. ... Tied for fifth on the team in playoff points and first in playoff assists. 2001-02: Played 62 games for Plymouth collecting 18 points (9 goals, 9 assists) with 23 penalty minutes. ... Tallied two assists while making his OHL debut on Sept. 22 vs. Owen Sound. ... Notched his first career OHL goal on Oct. 20 vs. Guelph. ... Played six playoff games scoring one goal with four penalty minutes.. ... Scored goal in his OHL playoff debut on Mar. 22 vs. London.

June 22, 2003 -- Drafted by the Toronto Maple Leafs in the fifth round, 158th overall, in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft. Feb. 28, 2011 --; Acquired by the Rangers from the Toronto Maple Leafs in exchange for a seventh round pick in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft.


LONGEST POINT STREAK: 3 from Oct. 26, 2009, to Oct. 30, 2009 (three assists)

LONGEST GOAL STREAK: 2, (three times) (last from Dec. 20, 2010, to Dec. 26, 2010) (two goals)

LONGEST ASSIST STREAK: 3 from Oct. 26, 2009, to Oct. 30, 2009 (three assists)

2, (twice) (last -- March 3, 2009) (Toronto vs. New Jersey)

2 (three times) (last -- April 10, 2010) (Toronto at Montreal)

MOST POINTS, GAME: 3 on Nov. 1, 2008 (Toronto vs. N.Y. Rangers) (2 goals, 1 assist)

17 on Nov. 17, 2009 (Toronto at Ottawa)

Oct. 9, 2008 (Toronto at Detroit)

FIRST NHL GOAL: Nov. 1, 2008 (Toronto vs. N.Y. Rangers) (Valiquette)

FIRST NHL ASSIST: Oct. 13, 2008 (Toronto vs. St. Louis)


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