According to TSN’s Darren Dreger, Blackhawks prospect Ian Mitchell will be on the roster when Hockey Canada names its squad for the Spengler Cup.
Mitchell, 20, is the junior captain of the University of Denver’s team this season. Originally the a second round pick (#57 overall) in the 2017 NHL Draft, Mitchell has been considered one of Chicago’s most promising blue line prospects since he was selected. He had three goals and nine assists in 17 games this season entering Friday.
He represented Canada at the 2019 IIHF World Junior Championship, at which he scored one goal with two assists in five games. Mitchell was named a nominee for the 2019 Hobey Baker Award and was named to the NCHC Academic All-Conference Team last year.