Report: Ian Mitchell Headed To Team Canada

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.

10 thoughts on “Report: Ian Mitchell Headed To Team Canada

  1. I watched him for Denver on Friday. Looked good (better actually than I remember him in past). He doesn’t have Boqvist’s upside OR downside, so he could actually turn out to be our best prospect (although not as good as Joki – sorry, I forgot, we swapped him out for “Jet Puff”). I think he has a good chance of making it as second or third pairing guy.

  2. Team Canada wouldn’t want Bowman or Colliton. But I hear Team Sweden might want Colliton for towel boy.

  3. Mitchell is ok but this looks like another hype move by Bowman! No reason for him to be there, let him enjoy College hockey. Dumb move. This cup is so so competition.

  4. “Mitchell is ok” is said by someone who has never spent a second watching the kid play. Not much surprise given the rest of Hull’s commentary. Sending a college junior to this tournament is a pretty good indicator of what folks outside the Blackhawks organization feel about his play.

  5. Thanks Tab for your last Post …exactly what i was Thinking
    he will continue to learn the game and play with different players who will teach him from their experience. All positive for the kid .

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