|Assets:||Is somewhat versatile and displays a solid work rate. Possesses some two-way upside and pretty good size. Can produce big numbers at lower levels.|
|Flaws:||Lacks the extra gear in the skating department that would help him produce more offense at the NHL level. Has trouble staying within his limitations.|
|Career Potential:||Versatile depth forward.|
|12/20/2014||Missed 7 games (leg injury).|
|12/11/2014||Lower body injury, injured reserve.|
|12/11/2014||Leg injury, injured reserve.|
|12/01/2014||Lower body injury, sidelined indefinitely.|
|11/29/2014||Missed 3 games (leg injury).|
|11/22/2014||Leg injury, day-to-day.|
|10/16/2014||Missed 4 games (migraine).|
|10/07/2014||Migraine, injured reserve.|
|4/30/2014||Missed the last 2 regular season and first 7 playoff games (concussion).|
|3/29/2014||Missed 4 games (bruised back).|
|3/19/2014||Bruised back, day-to-day.|
|3/15/2014||Signed by the Colorado Avalanche to a three-year contract extension.|
|1/25/2014||Missed 1 game (illness).|
|2/14/2013||Missed 1 game (flu).|
|7/01/2012||Signed as an unrestricted free agent by the Colorado Avalanche to a two-year contract.|
|11/24/2011||Recalled from Connecticut (AHL).|
|10/01/2011||Assigned to Connecticut (AHL).|
|6/29/2011||Re-signed by the New York Rangers to a one-year contract.|
|2/28/2011||Acquired from the Toronto Maple Leafs.|
|2/28/2011||Re-assigned to Connecticut (AHL).|
|2/10/2011||Assigned to Toronto (AHL).|
|2/09/2011||Placed on waivers by the Toronto Maple Leafs.|
|2/08/2011||Missed 14 games (knee injury).|
|2/05/2011||Knee injury, day-to-day.|
|1/06/2011||Knee injury, injured reserve.|
|7/02/2010||Re-signed as an unrestricted free agent by the Toronto Maple Leafs to a one-year contract.|
|1/05/2010||Missed 20 games (knee injury).|
|11/24/2009||Knee injury, sidelined indefinitely.|
|2/28/2009||Missed 1 game (upper body injury).|
|2/26/2009||Upper body injury, day-to-day.|
|11/22/2008||Missed 5 games (right shoulder injury).|
|11/07/2008||Right shoulder injury, sidelined indefinitely.|
|7/03/2008||Re-signed as a restricted free agent by the Toronto Maple Leafs to a two-year contract.|
|9/23/2007||Assigned to Toronto (AHL).|
|9/25/2006||Assigned to Toronto (AHL).|
|9/23/2005||Assigned to Toronto (AHL).|
|7/28/2005||Signed by the Toronto Maple Leafs to a three-year, entry-level contract.|
|9/15/2004||Returned to his junior team (Plymouth-OHL).|
|7/01/2012||Signed as an unrestricted free agent by the Colorado Avalanche.|
|2/28/2011||Toronto Maple Leafs traded John Mitchell to the New York Rangers for a 7th round selection in 2012.|
|6/22/2003||Drafted by the Toronto Maple Leafs in the 5th round (158th overall) in 2003.|
Mitchell out Saturday for Game 5 | 04/26/2014 12:21 PM
NewsJohn Mitchell will not play Saturday night in Game 5 against the Wild.
ImpactHe is still dealing with post-concussion symptoms, and although he is feeling better overall, he is not close to returning to action.
John Mitchell set to resume exercises | 04/21/2014 4:46 PM
NewsJohn Mitchell (concussion) may resume exercises soon.
ImpactHe didn't skate Monday, but he is on the trip with his teammates and coach Patrick Roy said that Mitchell was feeling better. He's still probably out for the first round of the playoffs and his return is unclear.
John Mitchell isn't close to returning | 04/19/2014 4:04 PM
NewsJohn Mitchell (concussion) is unlikely to play during the first round of the playoffs.
ImpactCoach Patrick Roy said that Mitchell isn't close to being able to return. He hasn't been able to resume work on a stationary bike yet. Mitchell has been out of action since Apr. 10.
John Mitchell might not miss first round | 04/15/2014 3:42 PM
NewsJohn Mitchell (concussion) might be able to return before the end of the first round.
Adrian Dater on Twitter
ImpactOf course, given that it's a concussion we're talking about, any timetable needs to be taken with a grain of salt. Mitchell wasn't able to participate in Colorado's final two games of the regular season.
Avs' John Mitchell has a concussion | 04/14/2014 12:45 PM
NewsJohn Mitchell has been diagnosed with a concussion.
ImpactHe isn't expected to be ready to play when the playoffs begin. Mitchell missed Colorado's last two games of the regular season after complaining of headaches on Friday.
Mitchell misses Friday due to headaches | 04/12/2014 1:00 PM
NewsJohn Mitchell did not play Friday night against the Sharks.
ImpactHe was experiencing headaches which the Avs' coaching staff are concerned may be concussion-like in nature. For now reserve Mitchell and consider him day-to-day.
John Mitchell to play with Stastny, Landeskog | 04/01/2014 8:54 AM
NewsAs initially speculated, John Mitchell will get elevated into a top-six role with the Avalanche.
ImpactHowever, he will start out on the wing alongside Paul Stastny and Gabriel Landeskog. He played between Ryan O'Reilly and Jamie McGinn when Matt Duchene was injured on Saturday, but that spot will be occupied by Nathan MacKinnon.
John Mitchell may move into Avs' top-six | 03/31/2014 6:36 PM
NewsJohn Mitchell may move into a top-six role on the Avalanche with Matt Duchene injured.
ImpactHe played between Ryan O'Reilly and Jamie McGinn on Saturday after Duchene got hurt. Colorado could also plug Nathan MacKinnon back into center. Mitchell has 10 goals and 28 points in 69 games this season.
John Mitchell leads Avs over SJ in his return | 03/29/2014 6:27 PM
NewsJohn Mitchell scored the game-winning goal and added an assist for Colorado in Saturday's game against San Jose.
ImpactHis 10th goal of the year came during a second-period power play. Mitchell has 28 points in 69 games this season. He returned to Colorado's lineup on Saturday after missing four contests with a back injury. Paul Stastny and Cody McLeod had the team's other markers versus the Sharks.
Mitchell to play Saturday night v Sharks | 03/29/2014 12:28 PM
NewsJohn Mitchell will indeed suit up against San Jose Saturday night.
ImpactHe had missed the Avs' last four games due to a back injury but seems good to go and will center the team's third line. Mitchell is a decent hockey player but he relly doesn't have any fantasy value.
Mitchell (back) will make his return Saturday | 03/28/2014 5:50 PM
NewsJohn Mitchell (back) is expected to return on Saturday.
ImpactMitchell was sidelined for four consecutive contests. It's worth noting that even though he feels up to playing, his back still isn't 100%.
Mitchell will probably miss Thursday's game | 03/25/2014 6:46 PM
NewsJohn Mitchell (back) isn't likely to return on Thursday.
ImpactMitchell will miss his third straight game on Tuesday. The good news is that he shouldn't be out too much longer. Although the odds of him playing Thursday aren't in Mitchell's favor, Avalanche coach Patrick Roy thinks he might be back on Saturday.
John Mitchell (back) won't dress Tuesday | 03/24/2014 5:32 PM
NewsJohn Mitchell (back) won't play Tuesday night in Nashville.
ImpactHe won't travel with the team for the road match, but he is improving from his back injury.
Avs expect Mitchell back before end of season | 03/22/2014 12:41 PM
NewsThe Avalanche are epxecting John Mitchell to return to action before the end of the regular season.
ImpactHe is dealing with a back injury after he crashed into the boards in a game earlier this week. Although that is good news for the Avs, it should be of little consquence to those in fantasy pools.
John Mitchell (back) remains day-to-day | 03/21/2014 2:38 PM
NewsJohn Mitchell (back) will not be available on Friday.
ImpactIt will be Mitchell's second straight game on the sidelines. He's day-to-day, but that doesn't necessarily mean he will return soon. "Could be two days, could be 10 days," Avalanche coach Patrick Roy said.
John Mitchell (back) may return Friday | 03/20/2014 12:01 PM
NewsJohn Mitchell (back) could be available to play Friday.
ImpactHe is listed as day-to-day and didn't suit up Wednesday after he suffered a back injury against Montreal on Tuesday.
John Mitchell hurt in Tuesday's contest | 03/19/2014 9:50 AM
NewsJohn Mitchell went hard into the end boards midway through the second period and was forced to leave Tuesday's contest.
ImpactHe went to the hospital for X-rays, so he didn't return after seeing eight shifts for 5:48 of ice time.
Mitchell signs contract extension with Avs | 03/15/2014 12:30 PM
NewsThe Avalanche and John Mitchell have agreed to a three-year contract extension.
ImpactNo terms were released. Mitchell will now be in a Colorado uniform throught the 2016-17 season. Mitchell is a grinding two-way center who should play on the Avs' third line. He is a much better hockey player than fantasy one. That said, executive vice president of hockey operations Joe Sakic was thrilled to get Mitchell's signature on a contract. "John is a proven NHL player who has been a very good addition to our team the past two seasons," Sakic said in a release. "He can play in different situations and we feel his presence and his versatility will continue to strongly benefit our team moving forward."
Mitchell leads Avalanche past Jets | 03/11/2014 3:47 AM
NewsJohn Mitchell scored a goal and registered an assist in Colorado's 3-2 overtime win over Winnipeg Monday night.
ImpactMitchell moved from third-line center to the second line with Gabriel Landeskog and Nathan MacKinnon after P.A Parenteau was injured. Mitchell now has seven goals and 16 assists in 64 games this season. Parenteau injured his knee in his first shift and is expected to miss the rest of the regular season. Matt Duchene and Andre Benoit also scored for the Avalanche, while Tysin Barrie added two helpers in the victory.
John Mitchell nets first goal since November | 01/26/2014 9:40 AM
NewsJohn Mitchell scored a goal in the Avalanche's 5-2 loss on Saturday.
ImpactIt was Mitchell's first goal since Nov. 21. That gives him five goals and 19 points in 50 contests in 2013-14.
John Mitchell will likely return Saturday | 01/25/2014 1:41 PM
NewsJohn Mitchell, who missed Friday night's game against Florida due to the flu, will likely suit up against Tampa Saturday.
ImpactHe joined the team Saturday morning and will likely take the place of Alex Tanguay who will sit out the second game of the back-to-back Florida series. If for some reason you need Mitchell, feel free to activate him.
John Mitchell will rejoin Avalanche Saturday | 01/24/2014 4:19 PM
NewsJohn Mitchell (illness) didn't travel with the Avalanche to Florida.
ImpactMitchell obviously won't play Friday, but he is expected to meet up with the team in Tampa Bay. The Lightning are scheduled to host Colorado on Saturday.
John Mitchell is a game-time decision Tuesday | 01/21/2014 3:41 PM
NewsJohn Mitchell didn't participate in the Avalanche's practice on Tuesday because of an illness.
ImpactMitchell is being called a game-time decision for Tuesday's contest. He has four goals and 18 points in 48 games in 2013-14.
John Mitchell (flu) may suit up Tuesday | 01/21/2014 10:08 AM
NewsJohn Mitchell didn't practice Monday because of the flu.
ImpactHe might be able to play Tuesday night against Toronto, though. Mitchell has four goals and 18 points in 48 games this year.
John Mitchell records two assists Friday | 12/07/2013 9:43 AM
NewsJohn Mitchell registered two assists to help Colorado in their 3-2 victory Friday.
ImpactMitchell has four goals and 11 points in 27 games. He's been hot lately with eight points in his last eight contests.
John Mitchell adds two points Saturday | 12/01/2013 9:30 AM
NewsJohn Mitchell registered two assists in Colorado's 3-2 shootout win against Minnesota on Saturday.
ImpactMitchell also won 10 of 15 faceoffs to bring his success rate up to 51.1% this season. He's a decent secondary scorer for Colorado, but owners in standard leagues aren't going to be able to get much use out of him.
John Mitchell rides three-game point streak | 11/24/2013 9:34 AM
NewsJohn Mitchell is on a three-game point streak.
ImpactAfter getting off to a slow start, Mitchell now has four goals and seven points in 22 games. It helps that he's been getting more playing time lately. He averaged just 13:21 minutes in October, but that's increased to 16:15 in November.
John Mitchell moves up to Avs' top line | 10/04/2013 2:13 PM
NewsJohn Mitchell will shift to the wing and play on Colorado's top line Friday.
ImpactGabriel Landeskog won't play because of a leg injury, so Mitchell will line up next to Paul Stastny and Alex Tanguay in his place. Mitchell scored a goal in Colorado's 6-1 evisceration of Anaheim on Tuesday night.
Mitchell finds the back of the net Wednesday | 03/07/2013 9:46 AM
NewsJohn Mitchell scored his seventh goal of the season on Wednesday.
ImpactMitchell has 11 points in 21 games this season. He got off to a hot start, but has slowed down as a the season drags on. We don't anticipate him having much fantasy value in standard leagues for the rest of the 2013 campaign.
J. Mitchell is ready to return to Avs' lineup | 02/14/2013 10:59 AM
NewsJohn Mitchell (flu) is ready to return to the Avalanche's lineup.
ImpactMitchell didn't play on Monday, but he will play Thursday. He has four goals and seven points in 10 games this season.
John Mitchell is out Monday with the flu | 02/11/2013 3:44 PM
NewsJohn Mitchell is day-to-day with the flu.
ImpactMitchell will not be available for Monday's game against the Phoenix Coyotes. He's been a pleasant surprise for the Avalanche this season with seven points in 10 games. Colorado is already playing without forwards Steve Downie and Gabe Landeskog due to injuries and they haven't been able to re-sign restricted free agent Ryan O'Reilly. "You got to go out there and play the hand you're dealt. We're fine. We can't worry about who's not here, who's not in the lineup," Avs coach Joe Sacco said. "We have to focus on what we can control and that's the players that are available to us."
John Mitchell gets three points Thursday | 02/01/2013 10:54 AM
NewsJohn Mitchell had two goal and an assists in Colorado's 6-3 victory over Calgary on Thursday.
ImpactMitchell now has four goals this season, just one shy of his 2011-12 mark established over 63 games. He's getting big minutes on the depleted Colorado Avalanche, making him a bit of an unconventional choice for those fishing for a waiver wire pickup.
John Mitchell to play with Jones and Stastny | 01/30/2013 5:58 PM
NewsJohn Mitchell will move to play with Paul Stastny and David Jones on Wednesday night.
ImpactThe Avalanche have been forced to change up their combinations with captain Gabriel Landeskog and plugger Steve Downie sidelined due to injury. "Just shake it up a little bit and see what happens," coach Joe Sacco said. "Stastny and Jones, I have high hopes for those guys. They had a real good season last year together and I expect them to pick it up here very shortly." Mitchell, who is playing in his first season with the Avalanche, currently has two goals in five games.
Avs' John Mitchell taking unusual beating | 01/26/2013 11:52 AM
NewsJohn Mitchell's face looks like a mask.
ImpactAbsorbing a puck to the forehead did the most damage in a 4-0 victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets Thursday night, but incidents in Colorado's two other games messed up his nose and mouth. "I've never seen a guy three games in a row take such a beating," Avs defenseman Erik Johnson said. Looks aren't deceiving. The Avs' new third-line center is contributing to his team in multiple ways. His two goals are tied with Matt Duchene and P.A. Parenteau for the team lead, and he's tied for second with a plus-3 rating. "Obviously he's a pretty tough guy," Avs veteran right winger Milan Hejduk said.
|Goals||1||4 times-last:at Buf||last:Dec 20||1|
|Assists||1||4 times-last:at Buf||last:Dec 20||2|
|Points||2||at Buf||Dec 20||2|
|Penalty Minutes||6||at Wpg||Oct 26||4|
|Plus/Minus||2||at Phi||Nov 8||2|
|Power Play Goals||1||at Buf||Dec 20||1|
|Power Play Points||1||at Buf||Dec 20||1|
|Shorthanded Goals||1||at Ott||Oct 16||0|
|Shorthanded Points||1||at Ott||Oct 16||1|
|Shots||5||at Det||Dec 21||6|
|Penalty Minutes||36||2013-14 (Col)|
|Power Play Goals||3||2013-14 (Col)|
AdvertisementThis Week - Subscribe Now
Subscribe to TheHockeyNews magazine!
Subscribe today, and save off the cover price.Subscribe now
Sign up to our e-flash newsletter.
You will receive backstage access to special features, articles, promotions and special events and more!!Sign up now
Download TheHockeyNews app
Learn more about TheHockeyNews mobile app.Get it now!