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John Mitchell | Center | #7

Team: Colorado Avalanche
Age / DOB:  (31) / 1/22/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 204
Drafted: 2003 / Rd. 5 (158) / TOR
Contract: view contract details

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John Mitchell doesn't have a point in 14 games this season.
He has accounted for just nine shots on goal, while averaging 11:50 of ice time per match. Mitchell has never had any fantasy value, but his struggles this season have reached another level. Nov 25 - 8:38 AM
Source: Denver Post

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John Mitchell will play against the Wild on Saturday afternoon.

An interesting turn of events to say the least. Mitchell has no points with three shots, two hits and a block during four games of action. So we'd leave him on the wire.
Nov 5 - 2:59 PM

John Mitchell cleared through waivers and will stay with the Avalanche.

Mitchell has been in the League since 2008-09 and has spent most of that time with Colorado. Now in his fifth season with them, he's posted 42 goals and 99 points with 140 PIMs, 216 blocks and 441 hits. Not too shabby for a depth player, but it's easy to see why he could be seen as expendable.
Nov 5 - 1:21 PM

The Colorado Avalanche have placed John Mitchell on waivers.

Mitchell has no points in four games this season. He's a veteran of 487 NHL games, but we don't think he'll be claimed due to his $1.8 million annual cap hit.
Nov 4 - 12:48 PM

John Mitchell (hip) is set to return on Friday.

Mitchell tested his status during Sunday's practice. "It was a really annoying and very tedious injury that I had," Mitchell said. "It’s 100 percent now, which is good. I was happy to be able to skate with my teammates, because it’s been a long time. It felt really good." He missed the Avalanche's first five games of 2016-17.
Source: Denver Post
Oct 24 - 10:05 AM

John Mitchell's hip injury is not considered long term.

Although he didn't travel with his teammates this week, Mitchell should be ready to go when the Avalanceh return to Denver on the 28th.
Source: Denver Post
Oct 23 - 12:04 PM

Colorado Avalanche coach Jared Bednar says that John Mitchell (hip) won't travel with the team on their four-game road trip.

Mitchell has become a steady down-roster contributor, but hip injuries can be serious and he still isn't practicing. He's out at least until Oct. 28th when the Avalanche return home, but we'd be skeptical based on his lack of practices thus far.
Oct 16 - 12:30 PM

John Mitchell is dealing with a hip issue.

Colorado opens the regular season on Saturday, so he still has some time to be ready. Consider him day-to-day for now.
Source: Denver Post
Oct 11 - 1:17 PM

John Mitchell pitched in two assists in the Avs' loss to Dallas on Thursday night.

Mitchell now has points in two straight games, and 21 points in 70 games this season with 50 penalty minutes.
Apr 8 - 1:51 AM

John Mitchell picked up his first goal of March during Thursday's 4-2 loss to the Flyers.

It's been a tough go for Mitchell since the All-Star break, scoring just two goals and four points in 22 games. He's now up to 10 goals and 18 points on the year.
Mar 25 - 12:21 AM

John Mitchell (undisclosed) is questionable for Wednesday's match against Montreal.

He left Tuesday's practice after a collision with a teammate and suffered an undisclosed injury.
Source: Denver Post
Feb 17 - 9:04 AM

John Mitchell is projected to play between veteran wingers Jarome Iginla and Alex Tanguay on Saturday night.

"I've had good chemistry over a couple of years with Mitchy," Iginla said. "Tangs, I'm always excited to play with him. We both know what we're going to do instinctively because we've played together so much. But now we know we need to be better." Mitchell hasn't scored since Dec. 21 and he has one assist in his last 13 contests.
Source: Denver Post
Feb 6 - 11:20 AM

John Mitchell was demoted to the fourth line after he took three penalties in Saturday's loss to the Flames.

Mitchell took an intereference penalty and a slashing penalty (Calgary scored on that power play) in the first period. He also added a second slashing penalty in the third frame. He played 12:19 in the loss.
Source: Denver Post
Jan 3 - 11:21 AM

John Mitchell is projected to center Gabriel Landeskog and Matt Duchene on Sunday.

He skated on the top line during Saturday's practice. The move will place Nathan MacKinnon with Alex Tanguay and Jarome Iginla. Mitchell has three goals and two assists in his last eight appearances.
Sat, Dec 26, 2015 05:02:00 PM

John Mitchell scored his seventh goal of the season in Sunday's 3-1 win over the St. Louis Blues.

Mitchell's goal at the 11:50 mark of the first proved to be the game-winner for Colorado. Alex Tanguay and Brandon Gormley picked up the assists on the goal. Mitchell has registered a point in three of his last four games. The 30-year-old has eight points in 20 games this season.
Sun, Dec 13, 2015 08:58:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Matt Duchene
2Carl Soderberg
3Mikhail Grigorenko
4John Mitchell
LW1Gabriel Landeskog
2Joe Colborne
3Cody McLeod
4Rene Bourque
5Andreas Martinsen
RW1Nathan MacKinnon
2Jarome Iginla
3Mikko Rantanen
4Blake Comeau
D1Tyson Barrie
2Erik Johnson
3Francois Beauchemin
4Nikita Zadorov
5Fedor Tyutin
6Patrick Wiercioch
7Eric Gelinas
8Cody Goloubef
G1Semyon Varlamov
2Calvin Pickard