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John Mitchell | Center | #7

Team: Colorado Avalanche
Age / DOB:  (32) / 1/22/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 204
Drafted: 2003 / Rd. 5 (158) / TOR
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John Mitchell and Joe Colborne will be scratched against the Blues on Sunday.
Mitchell's season ends with seven points, 45 PIMs and 88 hits over 65 games. Colborne managed just eight points and 86 hits in 62 games this season. Apr 9 - 4:53 PM

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John Mitchell is projected to be a healthy scratch on Saturday.

Mitchell has spent the Avalanche's last four games in the press box, so that's not surprising. He has three goals and seven points in 65 contests in 2016-17.
Source: NHL.com
Apr 8 - 7:39 PM

John Mitchell and Joe Colborne are projected to be scratched against the Wild on Thursday.

Through 65 games this season, Mitchell has posted seven points along with 45 hits and PIMs plus 88 blocks. Colborne has eight points along with 86 hits in 62 games thus far.
Apr 6 - 7:18 PM

John Mitchell scored a goal for the third time this season on Tuesday night.

He was a healthy scratch against Chicago on Sunday. Mitchell has contributed just seven points in 63 games. His previous low in terms of production in a single season was three points set in 2010-11, but that was when he skated in only 23 matches.
Source: Denver Post
Mar 22 - 12:09 PM

John Mitchell racked up 17 penalty minutes in Wednesday's 5-0 loss to Los Angeles.

He dropped the gloves with Kings defenseman Brayden McNabb just before the two-minute mark of the first period. Mitchell was coming to the defense of teammate Rene Bourque, so he got an extra minor for instigating and 10-minute misconduct. He was scratched on Saturday and has one goal in 40 games this season.
Source: Denver Post
Feb 2 - 9:14 AM

John Mitchell and Patrick Wiercioch will be scratched against the Predators on Saturday.

Mitchell has posted 20 PIMs with 27 blocks and 40 hits in 34 games this season. Meanwhile Wiercioch has picked up nine points iwth 31 hits and 38 blocks in 36 games thus far.
Jan 14 - 3:01 PM

John Mitchell, Joe Colborne and Eric Gelinas will be scratched against the Ducks on Thursday.

Mitchell has posted 20 PIMs with 27 blocks and 40 hits in 34 games this season. Colborne has those same four points with 42 hits in 31 games. Gelinas meanwhile has 12 PIMs and blocks along with 18 hits in 18 games.
Jan 12 - 8:47 PM

John Mitchell finally got his first point of 2016-17 in his 20th game.

He scored a goal in Thursday's 4-2 win over Boston. Mitchell has never been much of an offensive contributor, but he can generate between 20-30 points.
Source: Denver Post
Fri, Dec 9, 2016 09:22:00 AM

John Mitchell will play between Matt Duchene and Mikko Rantanen on Tuesday night against Nashville.

Mitchell doesn't have a point after 18 games this season, so this a good opportunity for him to finally get on the board.
Source: Denver Post
Tue, Dec 6, 2016 04:28:00 PM

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.
Source: Denver Post
Fri, Nov 25, 2016 08:38:00 AM

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.
Sat, Nov 5, 2016 02:59:00 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.
Sat, Nov 5, 2016 01:21:00 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.
Fri, Nov 4, 2016 12:48:00 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
Mon, Oct 24, 2016 10:05:00 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
Sun, Oct 23, 2016 12:04:00 PM

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