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Willie Mitchell | Defenseman | #33

Team: Florida Panthers
Age / DOB:  (38) / 4/23/1977
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 210
Drafted: 1996 / Rd. 8 (199) / NJ
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Willie Mitchell (lower body) won't play in Sunday's game against the Detroit Red Wings.
The 38-year-old has missed the last six games because of the injury, and although he's been practicing with his teammates, he won't be on the trip to Detroit. Mitchell has a goal and seven points in 46 games this season. Feb 7 - 11:51 AM

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Willie Mitchell (lower body) won't be in the lineup on Tuesday.

He won't play against Washington and it will be the fourth straight game he has missed with a lower-body injury. Mitchell probably won't be available for Thursday's game against Detroit either.
Feb 2 - 1:18 PM

Willie Mitchell (lower body) didn't practice Monday and he's not expected to play Tuesday against Toronto.

That will be the third straight game he has missed because of lingering injuries. Mitchell could be ready after the All-Star break.
Jan 26 - 10:51 AM

Willie Mitchell, who was placed on the injured list Friday due to an undisclosed injury, is eligible to return to action Tuesday against Toronto.

That doesn't mean the veteran defenseman, who has been limping around for weeks, will in fact rejoin the Panthers' lineup. Mitchell may need more time to recover from what is obviously a lingering ailment. Consider him day-to-day for now.
Jan 23 - 9:56 AM

Willie Mitchell (undisclosed) has been moved to the injured reserve list.

Mitchell had already been ruled out for Florida's next two games, so this move isn't surprising. He has a goal and seven points in 46 games this season.
Jan 22 - 11:35 AM

Willie Mitchell (undisclosed) is expected to miss the Florida Panthers' next two games at a minimum.

The Panthers are set to play against Chicago on Friday and Tampa Bay on Saturday. Mitchell has a goal and seven points in 46 contests in 2015-16.
Jan 21 - 3:09 PM

Willie Mitchell (undisclosed) may not be available to play on Friday night.

He is suffering from some lingering issues and didn't skate Wednesday. Coach Gerard Gallant said he would know more about Mitchell's status after practice and meetings.
Jan 21 - 8:16 AM

Willie Mitchell played in his 900th career game Sunday versus Minnesota.

He led the team with 21:13 of ice time in Florida's 2-1 victory. Mitchell finished the match with three hits, one block and a plus-1 rating. He can contribute real-time stats, like hits and blocks, but he shouldn't be on your radar in standard leagues.
Jan 4 - 10:31 AM

Willie Mitchell scored the game-winning goal in Friday's 2-0 win over the Carolina Hurricanes.

This game was scoreless going into the third period when Mitchell opened the scoring at the 4:09 mark of the final frame. Jonathan Huberdeau and Aleksander Barkov picked up the assists on Mitchell's first goal of the season. Reilly Smith also scored for the Panthers.
Fri, Dec 18, 2015 10:43:00 PM

The Florida Panthers will play their first of five games in a week on Saturday night.

The Panthers will play a home-and-home series with Philadelphia tonight and Monday. They will then travel to play Carolina on Tuesday, before returning home to play the Sabres and Stars on Thursday and Saturday. "Unfortunately we're well rested after not getting where we wanted last year," captain Willie Mitchell said Friday. "We're going to play a lot of hockey in a short period of time. But we're excited. There's anticipation for a fresh slate and Lord Stanley is up for grabs. That's why we're playing."
Sat, Oct 10, 2015 07:20:00 AM

Captain Willie Mitchell returned to the Panthers' lineup on Saturday night against the NY Islanders.

The veteran blue liner Mitchell had missed the last 16 games, limiting him to just 49 for the season. He's accumulated just five points, 17 PIMs, 73 hits, and 113 blocks during that time.
Sat, Mar 7, 2015 07:41:00 PM

Willie Mitchell (flu) has been activated off injured reserve by the Florida Panthers.

Many believed that Mitchell would be returning from an upper-body injury on Thursday but he remained out because of flu-like symptoms. The 37-year-old has now missed 16 consecutive games because of the ailments. Mitchell has two goals and five points in 49 games this season.
Sat, Mar 7, 2015 05:45:00 PM

Willie Mitchell (flu) will probably return on Saturday.

Mitchell was ready to return from an upper-body injury on Thursday, but that he ultimately remained on the sidelines due to the disease. He has two goals and five points in 49 contests this season.
Sat, Mar 7, 2015 10:41:00 AM

Willie Mitchell won't play Thursday night because he's feeling under the weather.

His return from an upper-body injury has been put on hold because of flu-like symptoms.
Thu, Mar 5, 2015 05:39:00 PM

Willie Mitchell will be back in the lineup Thursday from an upper-body injury.

He has been absent for the last 15 games. Mitchell has five points and 113 blocked shots in 49 games this season.
Thu, Mar 5, 2015 04:34:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Aleksander Barkov
2Nick Bjugstad
3Derek MacKenzie
4Dave Bolland
5Corban Knight
6Marc Savard
LW1Jonathan Huberdeau
2Jussi Jokinen
3Brandon Pirri
4Quinton Howden
5Garrett Wilson
RW1Jaromir Jagr
2Reilly Smith
3Vincent Trocheck
4Logan Shaw
5Shawn Thornton
D1Aaron Ekblad
2Brian Campbell
3Dmitry Kulikov
4Erik Gudbranson
5Willie Mitchell
6Alex Petrovic
7Steven Kampfer
8Brent Regner
G1Roberto Luongo
2Al Montoya