Torrey Mitchell
Torrey Mitchell
34-Year-Old CenterC
 Free Agent  
Free Agent
2019 Fantasy Outlook
There was no outlook written for Torrey Mitchell in 2019. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
$Signed with Lausanne HC of the Swiss League in July of 2018.
Will try luck in Europe
CFree Agent
July 19, 2018
Mitchell signed a one-year deal with Lausanne of the Swiss league.
Mitchell logged 60 games last season split between Montreal and Los Angeles, in which he tallied a mere 11 points. Without a deal in hand, the 33-year-old will look to continue playing professionally abroad. If it is the end of the center's time in the NHL, he will wrap up his career with 67 goals, 85 helpers and 351 PIM in 666 contests.
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Recent RotoWire Articles Featuring Torrey Mitchell
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
Mitchell revived his role as the fourth-line center and penalty-kill regular for the Canadiens last season, finishing with eight goals and 17 points. Unlike the previous season, when Montreal was desperate, Mitchell never got off the fourth line so his per-game production was down. Montreal did its best to replace him over the final weeks of the season, adding Dwight King, Steve Ott and Andreas Martinsen, but none turned out to be any better than Mitchell. He’s entering the final year of his contract and will likely remain in a similar role though it will be interesting to see whether the Habs try to get younger forwards like Charles Hudon or Daniel Carr more involved.
As far as fourth-liners go, Mitchell offered pretty good value last season. He scored a career-high 11 goals and his 19 points were his most since 2011-12. Like a lot of other players on the team, his production went south when the Habs went into their legendary slump. Mitchell scored five goals and had nine points through the first 13 games, only to see his offense dry up nearly entirely thereafter. There were times when the scoring-starved Canadiens prompted head coach Michel Therrien to move Mitchell off the fourth line, but his strengths as a hockey player reside in his defense and faceoff ability. Those are the traits that also get him regular ice time when Montreal’s a man down. The eight-year veteran is slated for a similar role on 2016-17, though Philip Danault could push him as the fourth-line center.
The young Sabres need some veterans to calm the ship in what will certainly be a rocky season. Arriving from Minnesota in a late-season trade, the 29-year-old averaged five more minutes per game in Buffalo. Mitchell will certainly play a bigger role with his new team, but it won’t be on the offensive side of the puck, having recorded just 36 goals in 392 career regular season games, and only seven in the last two seasons. Mitchell will play a defensive role for the Sabres and won’t contribute much on the score sheet.
Mitchell didn't offer much offense last season with just four goals and four assists in 45 games. He's mostly a defensive-minded forward.
Apologists who see the cup as half full would be quick to note that Mitchell reached a career high in points (9 G, 14 A) last season. That total does very little to fantasy owners, but it's hard to ignore the determination that Mitchell has shown since missing the 2008-09 regular season with a broken leg. Unfortunately, fantasy championships are not won by selecting players on character alone. Save for deeper leagues, Mitchell is safe to avoid in fantasy drafts.
A determined Mitchell took to the ice for 56 contests last year, which is pretty good considering that he was wiped from the entire 2008-09 regular season with a broken leg. After all, he depends on those quick legs to maintain his reputation as a high-energy role player. However, before he can offer any fantasy value, Mitchell must stay healthy and win back some minutes - he lost over a minute-and-a-half of average ice time in his sophomore season.
Mitchell had his entire 2008-09 regular season derailed after he sustained a broken leg in training camp. Not about to be forgotten, the charismatic center made a surprise comeback appearance in Game 3 of the 2009 Stanley Cup quarterfinals. This type of character is apparently valued by members of the Sharks’ front office as Mitchell was signed to a deal that keeps him in the bay area for three more years. Keep a close watch on this speedy skater as he figures to be a key player on the team’s third line and a bigger sleeper in deep fantasy leagues.
Mitchell contributed heavily to the Sharks' third line, an ideal spot for the emerging winger who is linked with talented offensive forces for teammates. He is a crowd pleaser and delighted fans by appearing in 82 games as a rookie in 2007-08. When it's time for the Sharks to kill a penalty, Mitchell's name will be called. Although his current value is low in most fantasy leagues, we should be saying otherwise in a few short years.
Mitchell decided to skip his senior season with the University of Vermont in order to sign with the San Jose Sharks. In the 2006-07 season with Vermont he posted 35 points (12 goals and 23 assists) in 39 games. Upon the conclusion of training camp, Mitchell will more than likely be sent down to Worchester. As the Sharks projected lineup only has one spot open, and they wouldn’t want to slow his growth by having him sit in the press box. With the depth up the middle for the Sharks, expect it to be a few more years until he gets a full time job. Though with all of the restrict free agents the Sharks have to deal with next season, he might see time sooner rather than later.
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Earns goal Monday
CLos Angeles Kings  Foreign
April 3, 2018
Mitchell scored a goal against the Avalanche on Monday.
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Adds helper in 4-1 win
CLos Angeles Kings  Foreign
December 19, 2017
Mitchell collected an assist, two PIM and two hits through just 9:04 of ice time during Monday's 4-1 win over Philadelphia.
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Will join teammates in Chicago
CLos Angeles Kings  Foreign
December 1, 2017
Contrary to an earlier report that indicated Mitchell would join the Kings in St. Louis ahead of Friday's matchup with the Blues, he'll actually meet his teammates in Chicago for Sunday's game against the Blackhawks, Jon Rosen of Fox Sports West reports.
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Ready to join Kings
CLos Angeles Kings  Foreign
December 1, 2017
Mitchell's immigration paperwork has been completed, so he'll join the Kings in St. Louis ahead of Friday evening's matchup with the Blues, Curtis Zupke of the Los Angeles Times reports.
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Slated to miss Friday contest
CLos Angeles Kings  Foreign
December 1, 2017
Mitchell (personal) is projected to be scratched from Friday's matchup with St. Louis, Lou Korac of reports.
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