Mitchell, Toronto's fifth-round draft pick in 2003, was in his third NHL season. The 6-foot-1, 182-pound Mitchell had 2 goals, 3 points and a minus-7 rating in 23 games for the Leafs this season. He has 20 goals, 55 points and 76 penalty minutes in 159 career games.
Obviously there's a lot of expectations around me but it's something I try not to focus on. I'm just trying to go out there, be myself on the ice every day, try to get better, be myself around the guys in the locker room. I think that's what's made me successful and the person that I am.
— Sabres forward Jack Eichel on transitioning from college hockey to the NHL