ROCKFORD, Ill. – The Rockford IceHogs, proud American Hockey League affiliate of the Chicago Blackhawks of the National Hockey League, announced today that forward Garrett Mitchellhas signed with the club on a professional tryout agreement.
Mitchell, 28, returns to the AHL a veteran of 402 contests including two games with Laval Rocket this year. A long-time member of the Hershey Bears (2009-18), the Regina, Saskatchewan native served as the Bears’ team captain for three seasons (2015-18) and totaled 110 points (53 goals, 57 assists) in 400 games with the club. This season, Mitchell has 29 points (10 goals, 19 assists) in 40 games with the Reading Royals of the ECHL. Last season, he skated for Zvolen KHm in Slovakia adding 10 points (four goals, six assists) in 28 games.
Selected in the sixth round (175th overall) of the 2009 NHL Entry Draft by the Washington Capitals, the 5-foot-11, 196-pound forward appeared in one game with the Capitals during the 2016-17 season.
Celebrate Blackhawks Night at the BMO on Friday:
The Chicago Blackhawks are bringing the FUN on Friday, February 7 for Blackhawks Night as the IceHogs take on the San Antonio Rampage at 7:00. Stanley Cup Champion and IceHogs alum Brandon Bollig will be signing autographs and taking photos throughout the game, Tommy Hawk will be flying around and banging the drum, Jim Cornelison will sing the National Anthem and the Blackhawks Ice Crew will be in attendance! The Hogs are also wearing special Blackhawks Night Winter Classic-themed jerseys! Grab your Blackhawks Night tickets NOW at IceHogs.comor contact the BMO Harris Bank Center Box Office at (815) 847-6399.