Kings Pick Up Mitchell
Los Angeles, CA - The Los Angeles Kings have agreed to terms on a two-year contract with unrestricted free agent defenseman Willie Mitchell.
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The team announced the deal Wednesday.
Mitchell had four goals, eight assists and 48 penalty minutes in 48 games with Vancouver last season. The 32-year-old was sidelined for 34 games after sustaining a concussion on Jan. 16 against Pittsburgh. He also missed the playoffs.
In 2008-09, Mitchell set career-highs for games played (82), assists (20), points (23) and plus-minus rating (plus-29). He helped the Canucks advance to the Western Conference semifinals that season.
Mitchell has previously played for Dallas, Minnesota and New Jersey. He helped Canada win a gold medal at the 2004 world championships.
Posted: 8/25/2010 12:15 AM ET