John Mitchell
C FA
2 months ago

Mitchell's stint with Columbus was short lived as he was released from his tryout Wednesday, Aaron Portzline of The Athletic Cleveland reports.

EDGE Analysis

Mitchell spent all of six days with the Blue Jackets, who may have just been trying to get insider information from his time with the rival Blackhawks. Unless he is willing to sign a minor-league deal or head overseas, the center may have to consider retiring at this point.

John Mitchell
C FA
2 months ago

Mitchell secured a professional tryout agreement with Columbus on Thursday -- his second such deal of the summer.

EDGE Analysis

Just hours after being let go from his tryout with Chicago, Mitchell found a new home with the Blue Jackets. With injuries and inexperience down the middle of Columbus's lineup, it should come as little surprise it would bring in the veteran for a look. If he can't secure a permanent deal here, it seems likely Mitchell will have played his last NHL game.

John Mitchell
C FA
2 months ago

The Blackhawks released Mitchell from his professional tryout agreement Thursday.

EDGE Analysis

Mitchell was always considered a long shot to win a spot on Chicago's roster, so there's no sense in giving him ice time that would be better spent on Chicago's crop of youngsters through the rest of training camp. The 32-year-old pivot may have played his last game in the NHL.

John Mitchell
C FA
2 months ago

Mitchell will participate in Chicago's upcoming training camp after agreeing to a professional tryout agreement, Mark Lazerus of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

A five-time double-digit goalscorer at the NHL level, including from 2012-16 with Colorado, Mitchell had the worst season of his career in 2016-17, notching just three goals and seven points in 65 games. Unless Mitchell is able to rediscover his game over the course of training camp, it's next to impossible to imagine him winning a roster spot over exciting young players like Tanner Kero or Vinnie Hinostroza.

John Mitchell
C FA
8 months ago

Mitchell contributed a goal and an assist in Tuesday's 4-2 loss to the Blues.

EDGE Analysis

Mitchell opened the scoring 5:32 in with his third goal in 63 appearances, and added his fourth helper on a Mark Barberio tally in the third period. This was the first multi-point effort of the season for the 32-year-old center, who has declined significantly after potting double-digit goals in each of his first four campaigns in Colorado.

John Mitchell
C FA
9 months ago

Mitchell picked up his first assist of the season in Friday's 2-1 overtime win against the Penguins.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran has produced nothing on offense, and the bottom-six forward should be avoided in even the deepest of fantasy pools at this point. His only redeeming qualities at this point are his hits (65) and blocked shots (34).

John Mitchell
C FA
10 months ago

Mitchell has gone 20 games without a point and has just a lone goal on the season.

EDGE Analysis

Even though Mitchell is a bottom-six forward, the fact that he only has a single point in 40 games after producing 20-plus in each of the last four seasons is rather ludicrous. Then again, things have been a disaster all year for the Avs, and the veteran's average ice time is down over three full minutes from last year (12:08 vs. 15:15). All things considered, it's pretty much a no-brainer to steer clear of the 32-year-old at this point in his career.

John Mitchell
C FA
10 months ago

Mitchell only has one point in 34 games this season and has averaged just 12:30 of ice time, his lowest in five years with the team.

EDGE Analysis

The 31-year-old's lone point -- a goal -- came 14 games ago, so to say it's been a down year for the depth forward would be a gross understatement. Despite being a bottom-six guy, Mitchell is usually good for 20 to 30 points and, as such, usually maintains some fantasy value in deeper formats since he also racks up a few hits (85 last year, 40 this year) and blocked shots (65 last year, 27 this year). However, his complete lack of offensive production has made the center undesirable in pretty much every format this season.

John Mitchell
C FA
11 months ago

Mitchell ended his season-opening 19-game skid without a point by scoring an unassisted goal in Tuesday's win over Boston.

EDGE Analysis

With just 16 shots in those first 19 contests, Mitchell hasn't exactly been the victim of bad luck -- his ice time's way down from past seasons, and he's mostly been invisible when he's gotten out there. There's nothing to see here in most fantasy formats.

John Mitchell
C FA
12 months ago

Mitchell has yet to record a point in 16 games this year.

EDGE Analysis

Sure, he's a bottom-six grinder whose main role is to provide energy and a checking presence, but a big fat goose egg in the points column is surprising for a guy that's produced at a rate of 0.38 points per game (99 in 261 games) over the last four seasons. However, Mitchell's ice time is down to 12:26 per game from the 15-16-plus minutes he's received over that same span, which is further limiting his opportunities.