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Willie Mitchell  #33

Los Angeles Kings  Defenseman
NUMBER: 33 BIRTHDATE: April 23, 1977  (AGE 36)
HEIGHT: 6' 3" BIRTHPLACE: Port Mcneill, BC, Canada
WEIGHT: 210 DRAFTED: NJD / 1996 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 8th   (199th overall)

PLAYOFFS:

REGULAR SEASON: Led the Kings in blocked shots (128)…Selected as Kings nominee for the 2014 Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy...Kings are 117-64-28 all-time when he’s in the lineup (43-25-8 this season)...Two assists March 29 vs. WPG...Played in 200th game as a King March 24 at PHI...Goal Jan. 20 at BOS (first goal since March 28, 2012 (50 games).

SJHL First All-Star Team (1997) SJHL Top Defenseman Award (1997) ECAC Second All-Star Team (1998) ECAC Rookie of the Year (1998) (co-winner - Erik Cole) ECAC First All-Star Team (1999) NCAA East Second All-American Team (1999) Traded to Minnesota by New Jersey for Sean O'Donnell, March 4, 2001. Traded to Dallas by Minnesota with Minnesota's 2nd round choice (Nico Saccheti) in 2007 Entry Draft for Martin Skoula and Shawn Belle, March 9, 2006. Signed as a free agent by Vancouver, July 1, 2006. Signed as a free agent by Los Angeles, August 25, 2010. Missed 2012-13 due to recurring knee injury and resulting surgery, January 18, 2013.

For me, it's a great win for our hockey team and for a lot of people back in Columbus, especially our fans in particular … people who have been devoted to this organization, it's big.

— Columbus Blue Jackets coach Todd Richards said after their 4-3 OT win vs. Pittsburgh in Game 2, the franchise's first ever Stanley Cup Playoff victory