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.
I've got a lot of experience and there's a lot of young guys. It's even making me excited a little more. It's kind of a new life. At my age, I feel like I know a lot of things what to do, but I just cannot do it anymore. It's a lot easier to tell them what to do because they've still got the legs and hands to do it. I just know things, but I cannot do them anymore.
— Jaromir Jagr after making his Panthers debut in a win against the Sabres on Saturday