|BIRTHPLACE:||Greenfield Park, QC, CAN|
|DRAFTED:||SJS: 2004-126 overall|
|2009 POSTSEASON NOTES:
- Appeared in his first game of the season in Game 3 of the WCQF at Anaheim on April 21
- Activated off injured reserve and skated in warmups on April 19
2008-09 REGULAR SEASON NOTES:
- Scored a goal for Worcester in his first game of the season
- Loaned to Worcester (AHL) on a conditioning assignment on Jan. 14
- Missed the entire regular season due to a broken leg.
- Summer workouts included flipping 600-pound tractor tires and pulling weighted sleds
|2010-11: Set career highs in assists (14) and points (23)… Had 13 points in the last 17 games (5-8=13), including the game-winning goal at Dallas on March 15…Ended the season with a career-high four-game assist streak, which tied his career high point streak…Earned his 21st point of the season on April 6 at Anaheim setting his career high…Established a career high in assists (11) vs. Los Angeles on April 4.. Posted his first career multi-goal game on March 23 vs. Calgary (2-0=2)…Tied his career high with his four-game point streak (4-2=6) from March 15 – 23…Played in his 200th career game on April 2 vs. Anaheim…Posted an assist on March 5 vs. Dallas….Chipped in two assists on Feb. 13 at Florida…Missed 11 games due to injury (1/13 thru 2/9; lower body)…Missed five games due to injury (12/27 - 1/3; lower body)…Posted a +1 at Detroit on Dec. 6 and is a +3 against them this season…Posted an assist and a +2 plus/minus rating vs. Detroit on Nov. 30…Recorded a 10-minute misconduct on Nov. 18 at Dallas…Scored the opening goal of the Sharks season just 2:11 into the game on Oct. 8 at Columbus in Stockholm.
2009-10: Returned to the lineup after missing all of the 2008-09 regular season and the first 26 games of 2009-10 (108 games total) due to a leg injury on Nov. 27 at Edmonton (6:25 of ice time)…Activated on Nov. 26 after being placed on IR to start season (tendinitis)...Had four points (assists) in his last five games…Recorded his first career multi-point game (two assists) on April 8 vs. Vancouver…His 18:06 of ice time vs. Colorado on March 28 was the second highest single game total in his career (20:02, Nov. 9, 2007 at Anaheim)…Recorded assist on game-winning goal on March 4 vs. Montreal… Received his first career fighting major (Rene Bourque) on Jan. 18 vs. Calgary…Scored his first goal of the season on Dec. 30 vs. Washington…Unsuccessful on his first career penalty shot vs. Anaheim on Dec. 17 (J-S Giguere)…AHL: played five games with Worcester on a conditioning assignment...Playoffs: Assisted on Couture’s goal that sent Game 3 of the WCSF to overtime on May 4…Earned first point of the postseason (assist) in Game 6 of the WCQF on April 24.
2008-09: Missed the entire regular season due to a broken leg…Loaned to Worcester (AHL) on a conditioning assignment on Jan. 14…Scored a goal for Worcester in his first game of the season on Jan. 16... Reinjured his leg in second rehab game on Jan. 18... Playoffs: Appeared in his first game of the season in Game 3 of the WCQF at Anaheim on April 2.
2007- 08: Named PlayStation “Sharks Rookie of the Year”… Among League rookies, T-1st in SH points (three) and SH goals (two)…T-15th among NHL rookies in goals… T-6th among all League forwards, T-7th among all rookies and T-1st among all rookie forwards in blocked shots (66)…Scored first career shorthanded goal at Anaheim on Dec. 16…Collected his first NHL point with an assist on Jeremy Roenick’s game-winning goal on Oct. 5 at Vancouver…Playoffs: Sixth in the League in faceoff percentage (55.6)…T-13th in NHL in takeaways (13)…First postseason assist: Game 1 of the WCSF vs. Dallas on April 25…First postseason goal: Game 2 of the WCQF vs. Calgary on April 10…Made Stanley Cup Playoff debut in Game 1 of the WCQF vs. Calgary on April 9.
2006-07: Led Vermont in points and assists, second on team in goals and third on team in PIM…T- 10th among HE scoring leaders…Named an Honorable Mention Hockey East All-Star…INCH Shop Player of the Week for Nov. 27…Honored as University of Vermont’s Student Athlete of the Week…Named as the team’s co-captain…Signed an NHL entry level contract forfeiting his senior season on March 21…Made his professional debut with Worcester (AHL) on March 23 at Hartford…Recorded his first professional points (goal and an assist) on March 31 at Houston…Playoffs: Second on Worcester in PIM.
2005-06: Finished third in Hockey East in assists and ranked eighth in points — led team in both…Named to the Catamount Cup All-Tournament Team and received honorable mention among Hockey East All-Stars.
2004-05: Third on team in points, fourth in goals and second in assists…Led team in PIM and plus/minus and T-1st in game-winning goals…Third among team freshmen in scoring, fourth in goals and first in assists…In ECAC, T-3rd overall in freshman scoring…Finished in nation’s top-20 in points per game among rookies…Named ECAC Rookie of the Week on Oct. 11 and Nov. 1…Named National Player ofthe Week by INCH on Nov. 30 after scoring four goals in two wins, including a hat trick vs. New Hampshire on Nov. 27.
2003-04: Had 62 points in 37 games for Hotchkiss (USHSE).
Personal: “Mitchy” lists these favorites: U2 (musicians); “Braveheart” (movie — “I’ve seen it at least 20 times”); “Entourage” (television show); Russell Crowe (actor — especially in “Gladiator”); Montreal Canadiens and Colorado Avalanche (NHL teams while growing up); Chicago (NHL road city); Manchester United (professional sports team); Aldo’s (San Jose area restaurant); Wayne Rooney of Manchester United (professional athlete); Hawaii (vacation spot); filet mignon (food); “FIFA” series (video games); Christmas (holiday); Scrabble (board game — just got into it)…owns a boxer named Tiger… first job: being a bus boy at 16…memorable NHL moment: scoring in the 2008 Stanley Cup Playoffs… hockey idol is Joe Sakic…has too many pet peeves to mention…would like to have met his grandmother on his father’s side (Jean Mitchell)…speaks French and English…most famous person in cell phone directory: former teammate Jeremy Roenick…golf handicap is a minus-12 or -13…likes to play at the Vermont National Country Club in Burlington…started skating at two and playing hockey at four…wears Bauer X:60 skates, size 7-3/8…oldest piece of protective equipment is his shoulder pads (eight years old).