Blackhawks prospect Ian Mitchell will return to the Denver Pioneers for the 2019-20 season, the school announced on Wednesday.
The 20-year-old defenseman has eight goals and 49 assists over 80 games with the University of Denver and is coming off a 2018-19 sophomore campaign that saw him lead all of Denver's defense in points with 27 (6G, 21A) through 39 games.
The blueliner led all Pioneer players with 12 power-play points and 66 blocked shots. He was named Second-Team All-NCHC.
Denver made it all the way to the semifinal of the NCAA's tournament before falling 4-3 to Massachusetts in overtime.
Mitchell was selected by Chicago 57th overall in the second round of the 2017 NHL Draft.