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John Mitchell  #7

NUMBER: 7 BIRTHDATE: January 22, 1985  (AGE 30)
HEIGHT: 6' 1" BIRTHPLACE: Oakville, ON, Canada
WEIGHT: 204 DRAFTED: TOR / 2003 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 5th   (158th overall)
- Is tied for third on the Avalanche with three power-play goals, matching his career high set last season. - Appeared in his 400th NHL game on March 19 at Arizona. - Tied his career high with two assists on Jan. 6 at Chicago. - Missed 10 of 11 games due to a leg injury, Nov. 22 to Dec. 18. - Was placed on IR, Dec. 11 (retroactive to Nov. 29) and activated on Dec. 20. - Was activated from the Injured Non-Roster list on Oct. 16 and scored a short-handed goal in his season debut that night in Ottawa. - The goal was Mitchell's first career short-handed tally and marked the third time in as many seasons with Colorado that he's scored a goal in his first game of the year. - Began the season on the Injured Non-Roster list, forcing him to miss the first four games of the year.
Traded to NY Rangers by Toronto for NY Rangers' 7th round choice (Viktor Loov) in 2012 Entry Draft, February 28, 2011. Signed as a free agent by Colorado, July 1, 2012.
Quote of the Day

That was something I've been dreaming of, something I've told myself before the third period I was going to do ... It was an amazing feeling. It's hard to describe. I didn't believe it went in at first but when I saw all the reaction and all the fans going crazy and my teammates going crazy, it's just an unbelievable feeling. I didn't know what to do. I didn't know whether to jump or just skate and do a Theo Fleury. I don't think I'm the same caliber player he is so I couldn't do it.

— Flames forward Mikael Backlund on scoring the overtime winner against the Ducks in Gm. 3