Willie Mitchell RUMORS & NEWS

  • Willie Mitchell says NHL Player Safety enforcement is ‘slipping’

    Yahoo! Sports "Willie Mitchell is 39 years old. He’s symptom-free from his latest concussion; but having suffered so many in his career, doctors are concerned about his long-term health. The Florida Panthers have made his return to the ice ultimately Mitchell’s call, and he’s not sure what call he’ll make...." April 04

  • Willie Mitchell’s dilemma: Return to Panthers or retire because of concussions

    Miami Herald "Florida Panthers captain Willie Mitchell is skating with in an attempt to return to the team before the playoffs, although team doctors apparently are concerned about the veteran defenseman’s medical outlook for the future and have warned him not to come back. Mitchell, 38, has sustained a..." March 24

  • Panthers defenseman Willie Mitchell to miss third straight game

    Fox Sports Florida "Willie Mitchell will miss his third straight game Tuesday night when the Florida Panthers host the Anaheim Ducks. Mitchell, who is currently listed as day-to-day, hasn't played since sustaining an upper-body injury during Florida's 4-2 victory over the New York Islanders on Feb. 3. "He's..." February 10

  • Panthers name Willie Mitchell captain

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Florida Panthers have named veteran defenseman Willie Mitchell as their captain, according to Harvey Fialkov of the Sun Sentinel. Mitchell, 37, signed a two-year deal with the Panthers in the offseason, after winning a pair of Stanley Cups with the Kings. He takes the ‘C’ from Ed..." October 06

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    lisa dillman @reallisa

    Sutter confirmed Mitchell out

  • Mitchell articulates penalty killing needs

    LA Kings Insider "As has been discussed recently, the Kings’ penalty kill has been performing well below the high standard that had developed into the team’s identity. Only the Kings and Vancouver Canucks have finished amongst the top 10 teams in penalty killing percentage in each of the last three..." November 07

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    Helene Elliott @helenenothelen

    Was told that Kings are expecting Willie Mitchell to be ready when camp opens next week. He missed all of last season.

  • Kings show optimism about Mitchell’s rehab

    Pro Hockey Talk "In the bigger picture the story remains the same: Willie Mitchell‘s health situation still earns wild card/“x-factor” labels. Still if NHL.com’s latest story on the 36-year-old defenseman is any indication Mitchell and the Los Angeles Kings no longer seem to need counseling to cope with his..." August 05

  • Kings' Mitchell showing signs of progress

    Fox Sports West "When Dean Lombardi met with the media via conference call following the Kings' exit from the Stanley Cup Playoffs, one of the hot topics was the status of Willie Mitchell and his possible return for the 2013-14 season. Mitchell missed all of last season following knee surgery and has one year..." June 22

  • Willie Mitchell won't play for Kings this season

    ESPN Los Angeles "Los Angeles Kings veteran defenseman Willie Mitchell will not play this season, a source told ESPN.com's Pierre LeBrun. Mitchell has struggled to recover from knee surgery he had in the offseason and has not played at all this season. He had five goals and 19 assists in 76 games in the Kings'..." April 02