Kevin Mitchell (ice hockey)

Kevin Mitchell ( born June 5, 1980 in New York City, New York ) is an American professional ice hockey player who is since the summer of 2012 at Ritten Sport in the Italian Serie A1 under contract.


Mitchell began his career in 1997 in the Ontario Hockey League with the Guelph Storm. With good performance, the Calgary Flames were aware of the offensive defender and secured in the NHL Entry Draft in 1998 in the ninth round at 234 site the rights to him. After three seasons, he moved to the Oshawa Generals and also played a few games for the Hamilton Bulldogs in the American Hockey League.

Then carried out for the season 2001/ 02, the full step into the professional hockey. Mitchell played with three years in the minor leagues. His stations were here in the East Coast Hockey League, the Louisiana IceGators and the Houston Aeros, Bridgeport Sound Tigers and Cleveland Barons in the AHL. In the 2004/05 season he played with the Iserlohn Roosters and formed especially with Martin Knold a defense with offensive qualities. He spent the next season with the Vienna Capitals and moved a year later to the Bridgeport Sound Tigers. Towards the end of the season 2006/ 07 committed him the Hamburg Freezers. Also for subsequent season, he switched back to the club and the league. Mitchell went to HDD Olimpija Ljubljana in the EBEL. After he had already signed for the 2008/ 09 season with the Black Wings Linz, he decided later but to remain at Olimpija Ljubljana. The Black Wings approved the project to Mitchell after payment of a transfer fee. End of January 2009 Mitchell was hired by the Rapperswil -Jona Lakers of the National League A for the rest of the season. After Mitchell returned to HC Pardubice, before he was released in late 2009 on the HDD Olimpija Ljubljana. From 2010 to 2012, he acted in the EC VSV. This was followed in the summer of 2012, the change in the Italian Serie A1, where he signed with Ritten Sport.

Awards and achievements

Career Stats

( Key to Career statistics: Sp or GP = Games Played, T or G = goals scored, V or A = achieved assists; Pts or Pts = scored points scorer, SM or PIM = received penalty minutes, / - = Plus / Minus balance sheet; PP = scored majority gates; SH = scored shorthanded goals, GW = achieved victory gates; Play-downs/Relegation 1 )


Mitchell is known for its extremely hard shot. He has scored more goals from outside the attack -third, including the 2004/05 season, when he overcame then- lockout player Ty Conklin of the Grizzly Adams Wolfsburg, as well as in the EBEL finals in 2008, when he against Reinhard Divis from EC Red Bull Salzburg met. When EBEL All-Star Game 2008 he exhibited with the best value of 159 km / h again shot his strength to the test.