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