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Willie Mitchell

39-Year-Old Defenseman – Florida Panthers

2015-16 NHL Stats

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6

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-2

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18

2015-16 NHL Projections

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2015-16 Fantasy Hockey Outlook

After an offensive renaissance in 2011-12, Mitchell suffered a collection of knee injuries that held him out of the lockout-shortened 2012-13 season and threatened his career. However, Mitchell is back and still chugging along at 38 years old. The Panthers captain scored thr...

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STATUS:  Injured Reserve    INJURY:  Concussion    EST. RETURN:  9/1/2016
SHOOTS: Left   HT: 6' 3"   WT: 210   DOB: 4/23/1977
BORN: Port McNeill, British Columbia   DRAFTED: 8th Rd, #199 Overall in 1996   Show ContractHide Contract

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Willie Mitchell Contract Information:

Signed a two-year, $8.5 million contract with the Panthers in July of 2014.

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Mitchell, who was reportedly suffering from concussion-related issues, has been skating while contemplating his future with the Panthers in advance of the NHL playoffs, the Miami Herald reports.

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Willie Mitchell NHL Stats
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  Overall Power Play Defense
Season Age League Team GP G A Pts +/- PIM SOG SH% GWG SHG TOI/G G A Pts TOI/G Hits BS
2005-06 28 80 2 8 10 19 113 58 3.4 0 0 0 0 0
2006-07 29 62 1 10 11 1 45 54 1.9 0 0 0 0 0
2007-08 30 72 2 10 12 6 81 65 3.1 1 0 0 0 0
2008-09 31 82 3 20 23 29 59 88 3.4 1 0 22:55 0 0 0 0:16 82 125
2009-10 32 48 4 8 12 13 48 47 8.5 1 0 22:37 0 0 0 0:11 32 79
2010-11 33 NHL LA 57 5 5 10 4 21 59 8.5 1 1 21:49 0 0 0 0:07 35 85
2011-12 34 NHL LA 76 5 19 24 20 44 104 4.8 2 0 22:14 0 5 5 1:36 74 139
2013-14 36 NHL LA 76 1 11 12 14 58 73 1.4 0 0 20:20 0 2 2 0:30 102 128
2014-15 37 NHL FLA 66 3 5 8 1 25 78 3.8 0 0 21:41 0 0 0 0:08 99 144
2015-16 38 NHL FLA 46 1 6 7 -2 18 33 3.0 1 0 19:56 0 0 0 0:08 68 70
2015-16 Proj 38 NHL FLA 71 Subscribe now to see our 2015-16 projections for Willie Mitchell

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Willie Mitchell – Playing Time Overview

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#4 Left Defenseman

Time On Ice Stats

19:56

Average Time On Ice in 2015-16

During an average game, Willie Mitchell was on the ice for 19:56.

0:08

Average Power Play Time On Ice in 2015-16

During an average game, Willie Mitchell was on the ice for 0:08 during power plays.

Year Ice Time Power Play Ice Time
2013-14 20:20 0:30
2014-15 21:41 0:08
2015-16 19:56 0:08

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2015-16 NHL Game Log   Willie Mitchell
Calculate Stats Over Any Time Period Just click on any two dates to see the totals.
Date Opp G A Pts +/- PIM PPG PPA SHG SOG SH% HIT BS TOI PPTOI
Apr 24 @NYI Did Not Play
Apr 22 NYI Did Not Play
Apr 20 @NYI Did Not Play
Apr 17 @NYI Did Not Play
Apr 15 NYI Did Not Play
Apr 14 NYI Did Not Play
Apr 9 CAR Did Not Play
Apr 7 @OTT Did Not Play
Apr 5 @MON Did Not Play
Apr 4 @TOR Did Not Play
Apr 2 MON Did Not Play
Mar 31 NJD Did Not Play
Mar 29 TOR Did Not Play
Mar 26 @TAM Did Not Play
Mar 24 @BOS Did Not Play
Mar 21 @NYR Did Not Play
Mar 19 DET Did Not Play
Mar 17 @TOR Did Not Play
Mar 15 @MON Did Not Play
Mar 14 @NYI Did Not Play
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Mar 12 PHI Did Not Play
Mar 10 OTT Did Not Play
Mar 7 BOS Did Not Play
Mar 5 @ARI Did Not Play
Mar 3 @COL Did Not Play
Mar 1 @WPG Did Not Play
Feb 28 @MIN Did Not Play
Feb 27 @CLM Did Not Play
Feb 25 ARI Did Not Play
Feb 20 WPG Did Not Play
Feb 18 SAN Did Not Play
Feb 15 PIT Did Not Play
Feb 13 NAS Did Not Play
Feb 12 STL Did Not Play
Feb 9 @BUF Did Not Play
Feb 8 @DET Did Not Play
Feb 6 PIT Did Not Play
Feb 4 DET Did Not Play
Feb 2 @WAS Did Not Play
Jan 26 TOR Did Not Play
Jan 23 TAM Did Not Play
Jan 22 CHI Did Not Play
Jan 18 EDM 0 0 0 -4 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 3 1 17:46 0:17
Jan 17 @TAM 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 1 17:10 0:03
Jan 13 @CGY 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 3 20:53 0:00
Jan 11 @VAN 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 2 1 21:49 0:00
Jan 10 @EDM 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 5 22:20 0:00
Jan 7 @OTT 0 0 0 -1 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 1 20:57 0:38
Jan 5 @BUF 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 2 21:15 0:00
Jan 3 MIN 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 3 1 21:13 0:23
Jan 2 NYR 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 4 20:24 0:47
Dec 29 MON 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 6 0 19:53 1:09
Dec 27 CLM 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0.0 2 2 17:03 0:00
Dec 22 OTT 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 0 16:22 0:00
Dec 20 VAN 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 1 22:40 0:00
Dec 18 @CAR 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 3 33.3 0 2 20:15 0:00
Dec 17 @NJD 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 0 19:53 0:00
Dec 15 @NYI 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 4 1 20:34 0:00
Dec 12 @BOS 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 0 19:33 0:00
Dec 10 WAS 0 1 1 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 3 1 22:20 0:00
Dec 8 OTT 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 2 0 17:45 0:00
Dec 6 @NJD 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 16:24 0:00
Dec 4 @CLM 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 2 20:40 0:00
Dec 3 @NAS 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 0 21:33 0:00
Dec 1 @STL 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 2 5 23:35 0:00
Nov 29 @DET 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 2 20:52 0:00
Nov 27 NYI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 2 19:26 0:00
Nov 23 LOS 0 0 0 -2 2 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 2 19:06 0:00
Nov 21 NYR 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 1 19:14 0:46
Nov 19 ANA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 17:13 0:00
Nov 16 TAM 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 2 19:45 0:01
Nov 14 @TAM 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 0 20:14 0:00
Nov 12 BUF 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 0 17:47 0:15
Nov 10 CGY 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 2 1 20:01 0:00
Nov 7 @LOS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 3 1 16:38 0:00
Nov 5 @SAN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 2 2 18:38 0:00
Nov 4 @ANA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 3 22:13 0:00
Oct 31 WAS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 1 18:41 0:04
Oct 30 BOS 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 3 1 18:43 0:00
Oct 27 COL 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 4 2 20:20 0:00
Oct 24 @DAL 0 1 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 0 22:39 0:00
Oct 22 @CHI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 3 22:00 0:00
Oct 20 @PIT 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 3 21:18 0:00
Oct 17 DAL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 3 4 17:16 0:00
Oct 15 BUF 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 3 0 20:03 0:28
Oct 13 @CAR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 0 1 20:56 0:00
Oct 12 @PHI 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 3 4 20:06 0:19
Oct 10 PHI 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 2 21:08 0:44

Willie Mitchell: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Mitchell (lower body) is not traveling with the team on the upcoming road trip, and will instead aim to rejoin the lineup when the club returns home next Tuesday against the Maple Leafs, Harvey Fialkov of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports.

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Mitchell (lower body) has been ruled out for Saturday's meeting with Detroit, George Richards of the Miami Herald reports.

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Mitchell (lower body) will begin skating this week while the team is on a four-game road trip, George Richards of the Miami Herald reports.

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Mitchell (undisclosed) will miss Thursday's tilt against the Red Wings, Harvey Fialkov of the Sun Sentinel reports.

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Mitchell (undisclosed) did not practice Monday and will not play Tuesday at Washington, Harvey Fialkov of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports.

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Mitchell (undisclosed) could be ready to return after the All-Star break, Harvey Fialkov of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports.

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Mitchell (undisclosed) has been ruled out of the Panthers' next two contests, Harvey Fialkov of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports.

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Mitchell was on the ice for all four goals scored by Edmonton in Monday's loss. The poor effort puts him at minus-2 on the season.

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Mitchell scored the game-winning goal Friday against the Hurricanes.

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Mitchell tallied an assist, picked up two hits and five blocked shots in Tuesday's victory over the Blues.

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Mitchell netted his third goal of the season in Thursday's 6-1 victory over the Hurricanes.

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Mitchell (illness) was activated from injured reserve Saturday.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2015-16

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2014-15

Mitchell signed with Florida coming off his second Stanley Cup win with the Kings. He is a veteran defensive presence for the young Panthers and his biggest fantasy contribution may be helping out goaltender Roberto Luongo. Mitchell had just 12 points in 76 games in 2013-14, but he did add 102 hits and 138 blocked shots showing he can be useful in more defensive-oriented leagues. He won't see much time on the power play, and at age 37, his offensive game isn't about to breakout, so use him only where his skills are appreciated.

2013-14

Mitchell missed the entire 2012-13 season with a knee injury, but the Kings are counting on him to return to his familiar shutdown role this year given the departure of Rod Scuderi via free agency. He's a far more important player to the Kings than what he provides to fantasy squads, so the Kings certainly hope to have him back to full strength when training camp opens.

2012-13

Mitchell had a career high 24 points last year as a 35-year old, but that's not what the Kings inked him to a two-year extension to provide. He eats up a ton of minutes and is an integral part of their penalty kill. He'll be back as an important part of their defensive corps again assuming he can avoid the nagging injuries.

2011-12

Mitchell was limited to just 57 games in his first season with the Kings thanks to a wrist and lower-body injury, but figures to be a nightly fixture on the blue line when healthy this season. He's a reliable, steady presence but doesn't do much from a fantasy perspective, failing to post more than 12 points in each of the last two years. He'll top out around 20 points if he can stay healthy.

2010-11

Mitchell inked a deal with the Kings in August and should give the team a veteran defensive presence on the blueline. He won't provide much of a fantasy impact however and will be lucky to register 20 points.

2009-10

As the Canucks' longest tenured player, Mitchell put together a career-best campaign in 2008-09, totaling 23 points (3 goals, 20 assists) with a 29 plus/minus rating. He'll once again be a locker room leader for a young club, but newfound depth on Vancouver's back end should cut into his minutes again, making it unlikely for the 32-year-old to repeat last season's performance.

2008-09

The 31-year-old defenseman is in the running to be named team captain, but a "C" on the sweater doesn't mean a player is fantasy worthy. In two seasons with the Canucks, Mitchell has tallied three goals and 20 assists in 134 games. The best bet would be to find a higher scoring backend option.

2007-08

Mitchell is more known for his defensive prowess than offensive flair. He has the ability to create opportunities for his teammates, but leaves that job to others on the team better suited to it. Though limited in regards to fantasy value, Mitchell is invaluable to his NHL team.

2006-07

Mitchell isn't on the ice to score points, so anything he adds to the scoresheet is a bonus. He will rack up the PIMs and is valued to his team in all those intangible categories fantasy teams ignore.

2005-06

He'll continue to anchor the blue line for the Wild, but doesn't offer much scoring for fantasy purposes.

2004-05