Torrey Mitchell Puts Pen to Paper with Habs

Photo: Richard Wolowicz, Getty Images

Photo: Richard Wolowicz, Getty Images

The Montreal Canadiens have announced that they have re-signed forward Torrey Mitchell to a three-year contract, with an AAV of $1.2 million. At the end of the playoffs, GM Marc Bergevin indicated that he wanted to keep Mitchell in the Habs organization if it worked out that way. It appears that the cards fell perfectly in place.

Mitchell, 30, was drafted by the San Jose Sharks in the 4th round of the 2004 NHL Entry Draft. He played in their organization until 2012. Following the 2011-12 campaign, Mitchell found himself in the ECHL during the short lockout, then he suited up for the Minnesota Wild and Buffalo Sabres before being dealt to the Canadiens at the 2015 trade deadline. Mitchell, a native of Greenfield Park in Quebec, cost Montreal a 7th round pick in the 2016 draft as well as prospect Jack Nevins, a kid that likely will never suit up at the NHL level.

When Mitchell came over to the Canadiens from Buffalo, he had 13 points in 51 games. He only was able to muster up one assist in 14 regular season games, but made his mark when the post-season rolled around. In 12 games, Mitchell tallied his first goal ever as a Hab and added 4 assists.

Mitchell’s previous cap hit was $1.9 million, therefore, he did take a cut to stay on his childhood team. However, was three years entirely necessary when a 4th liner like himself tend to be easily replaceable?

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