According to TSN, the Toronto Maple Leafs
have dealt pending restricted free agent center John Mitchell
to the New York Rangers
in exchange for a seventh-round draft pick.
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.