Ian Mitchell

Chicago Blackhawks
Photo courtesy of DenverPioneers.com

Fantasy Summary

A smart, smooth skating, offensive defenseman has all the tools to be a future top four pairing. A comparison within the organization is Duncan Keith.


Attributes
Fantasy Upside 7.8
NHL Certainty 8.5
Country CAN
Position D
Roster Type System
Shoot/Glove Right
Date of Birth January 18, 1999
Height 5‘11”
Weight 174 lbs
Drafted 2017 Round 2; Overall: 57

Observations

February 2019 – This is becoming a season of accolades for the sophomore defenceman. Playing out of the university of Denver, Mitchell was named to Team Canada for the WJC where he played a solid tournament in all areas. Next was a Hobey Baker nomination, the award given to the top US college hockey player. Finally, Mitchell was named an NCHC (National Collegiate Hockey Conference) Distinguished Scholar Athlete. All of this points towards many positive steps in his overall development. Tony Carr

 

December 2018 – Mitchell is having a great season at the University of Denver and has been named to Team Canada’s preliminary roster for the upcoming world junior hockey championships. An alternate captain for the Pioneers, Mitchell will looked upon to add leadership to the Canadian roster. Tony Carr

August 2018 – Mitchell impressed at the prospect camp held in July. He was able to show off his elite level shooting and his developing physical play during the scrimmages and drills. Expectations are high for the 2017 second rounder, who will be entering his second season with the University of Denver in the fall. Tony Carr

February 2018 – Mitchell has taken his considerable skill set to the University of Denver where he has continued to control play using his great skating. Named Bauer NCHC Defenseman of the Week (Jan. 22, 2018), he is piling up points in his freshman season, currently sitting with 22 in 28 games played. In order to make the transition to professional hockey, Mitchell will need to work harder in his own zone while defending. This would be the weakest point of his game although he is far advanced when compared against his peers due to his excellent skating and positioning.  Tony Carr


Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2008-2009 Team Brick Alberta Brick Invitational 5 2 1 3 0 | Playoffs 2 1 1 2
 2012-2013 Spruce Grove PAC Saints Btm AAA AMBHL 29 1 10 11 14 |          
 2013-2014 Spruce Grove PAC Saints Btm AAA AMBHL 24 4 17 21 26 | Playoffs 5 1 6 7
  Team Northwest Alberta Cup 5 2 1 3 12 |          
 2014-2015 Team Alberta CWG 6 1 3 4 2 |          
  St. Albert Raiders Midget AAA AMHL 27 1 10 11 6 | Playoffs 1 0 0 0
  Spruce Grove Saints AJHL 2 0 0 0 0 |          
 2015-2016 Team Gold U17-Dev 3 1 1 2 2 |          
  Spruce Grove Saints AJHL 54 6 21 27 8 | Playoffs 14 1 4 5
  Canada White U17 WHC-17 6 2 3 5 0 |          
 2016-2017 Canada U18 Hlinka Gretzky Cup 4 2 1 3 0 |          
  Spruce Grove Saints AJHL 53 8 29 37 34 | Playoffs 10 1 3 4
  Canada West U19 WJAC-19 4 1 2 3 2 |          
  Canada U18 WJC-18 5 0 2 2 0 |          
 2017-2018 Univ. of Denver NCAA 41 2 28 30 14 |          
 2018-2019 Univ. of Denver NCAA 39 6 21 27 18 |          
  Canada U20 WJC-20 5 1 2 3 2 |          
 2019-2020 Univ. of Denver NCAA - - - - - |          

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