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Willie Mitchell | Defenseman

Team: Los Angeles Kings
Age / DOB:  (36) / 4/23/1977
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 212
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Willie Mitchell was named the Los Angeles Kings nominee for the Bill Masterton Trophy.
The Trophy is awarded to the player who exemplifies perseverance, sportsmanship, and dedication to hockey. Mitchell returned to the NHL this season after missing all of last year with a knee injury. He ended the season with a goal, 12 points and a plus-12 rating in 76 games as well as a two game scoring streak. Apr 13 - 7:05 AM
Source: LAKings.com

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Willie Mitchell had two assists Saturday for his first multi-point night since April 5, 2012.

Mitchell is more of a defensive defenseman and has only a goal and nine points in 70 games this season but has four assists in his last five games. Kudos if you have had him in your lineup the past five games.
Mar 31 - 8:13 AM

Kings-Ducks on Saturday night could be a playoff preview.

If anything, it's a measuring-stick game for each team, the Kings winners of eight of nine and the Ducks snapping a four-game losing streak Friday night. "Nothing against the teams we've played but they haven't put up the points that a team like Anaheim has," Willie Mitchell said. "Toronto was a step in that direction. It was a game we lost. They didn't catch us by surprise by any means. I just think that we didn't play a solid 60 minutes, and playing against Anaheim we're going to have to play a solid 60 minutes to win the hockey game. That's just a given. Those games are going to be key for us just getting into the playoffs to win those games, and also just getting ready for the playoffs."
Source: LA Times
Mar 15 - 8:23 AM

Willie Mitchell netted his first goal of the season in Monday's loss to Boston.

The defensive defenseman has five points and a plus-11 rating in 45 games this year. Jeff Carter also scored for the Kings in the contest to give him four points in his past four outings.
Jan 20 - 5:43 PM

Willie Mitchell has more or less met Kings coach Darryl Sutter's expectations.

Sutter is factoring in that Mitchell is 36 years old and missed the entire 2013-14 campaign. He has four assists and 42 penalty minutes in 43 games this season. He's also logging 20:25 minutes per contest, which is only marginally below his career average.
Jan 17 - 6:19 PM

Willie Mitchell is in the lineup for the Kings on Saturday night.

The rearguard had been dealing with an upper-body injury. He has not played since Dec. 14. Mitchell has four assists on the season, and he's averaging 20:06 of ice time. Daniel Carcillo, Matt Frattin and Colin Fraser are the scratches against the Predators
Sat, Dec 28, 2013 08:23:00 PM

Defenseman Willie Mitchell (upper body) was back practicing with the Kings on Friday and could be in their lineup when they play in Nashville today.

Mitchell suffered his injury at Ottawa on the Kings' last trip.
Sat, Dec 28, 2013 08:33:00 AM

Willie Mitchell's upper-body injury isn't a concussion.

Mitchell left Saturday's game due to the ailment, but he took part in Wednesday's optional practice. "It's really encouraging," Mitchell said. "Hopefully tomorrow it'll just keep progressing." He has four assists in 33 games in 2013-14.
Wed, Dec 18, 2013 05:05:00 PM

Willie Mitchell may have suffered a concussion on Saturday.

He didn't play in the third period because of what was described as an "upper-body injury" following a hit from Chris Neil. Mitchell didn't skate or play Sunday because he felt ill and coach Darryl Sutter referenced the hit he took on Saturday as the cause. Mitchell could be suffering from concussion-like symptoms.
Mon, Dec 16, 2013 05:26:00 PM

The Los Angeles Kings will be without rugged defenseman Willie Mitchell against the Chicago Blackhawks on Sunday.

Mitchell isn't an obvious fantasy threat, although he does fill up peripheral categories with 28 PIM, 43 hits and 56 blocked shots. His loss is more likely to be felt in subtle ways, as shutting down the Blackhawks will be that much tougher. Matt Greene takes his place in the lineup.
Sun, Dec 15, 2013 04:59:00 PM

Willie Mitchell has averaged 22:48 minutes per game after missing the 2013 campaign due to a knee injury.

"Yeah, it is encouraging," Kings coach Darryl Sutter said. "Let's touch wood on it, but I think he's gotten better and been really solid." Mitchell won't end up being owned in many standard leagues as he doesn't do a ton offensively, but he's a big part of the Kings' defense.
Wed, Oct 23, 2013 09:41:00 AM

Willie Mitchell logged 24:28 minutes in his first regular season game since suffering a knee injury.

Mitchell missed the entire 2013 season, but the Kings clearly intend to lean on him as much as they used to. He had a blocked shot and two penalty minutes in the Kings' 3-2 shootout win over Minnesota.
Fri, Oct 4, 2013 10:07:00 AM

Willie Mitchell (knee) is expected to play in the Kings' regular season opener on Thursday.

Mitchell missed the entire 2013 campaign because of the injury. Rust is an obvious concern, but getting him back should still provide the Kings with a big boost.
Tue, Oct 1, 2013 11:47:00 AM

Kings coach Darryl Sutter isn't ready to commit to Willie Mitchell (knee) playing in the season opener.

Mitchell participated in his second preseason game on Tuesday. "I think he had a really good game one, and he probably I would say he had a tougher time tonight," Sutter said. "He's 36-years-old and he's missed 15 months of hockey, and the second game is always your toughest one." Mitchell had a plus-one rating in 21:12 minutes of ice time in a 2-1 victory over Anaheim.
Wed, Sep 25, 2013 11:07:00 AM

Willie Mitchell will play against the Anaheim Ducks on Tuesday.

Mitchell missed the entire 2013 campaign due to a knee injury. He previously played in Friday's preseason contest and Sutter liked what he saw.
Tue, Sep 24, 2013 11:24:00 AM

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2Mike Richards
3Jarret Stoll
4Jordan Nolan
LW1Marian Gaborik
2Dwight King
3Trevor Lewis
4Kyle Clifford
5Tanner Pearson
RW1Dustin Brown
2Jeff Carter
3Justin Williams
4Tyler Toffoli
5Linden Vey
D1Drew Doughty
2Slava Voynov
3Jake Muzzin
4Willie Mitchell
5Robyn Regehr
6Matt Greene
7Alec Martinez
G1Jonathan Quick
2Martin Jones