Royalty Gets Their Torrey: Mitchell Traded To LA Kings

Torrey Mitchell’s dream of playing for the Montreal Canadiens has come to an abrupt end but with Mitchell being traded to the Los Angeles Kings, his dream of playing for the Stanley Cup may just come to fruition at this rate.  The Kings are obviously looking to bolster their depth and maybe, just maybe, there is something to the phrase “you can never have too much depth” as Marc Bergevin continues to collect draft picks for this year’s entry draft.  The return for Mitchell is either the Los Angeles Kings own 5th round pick or Montreal’s 4th round pick coming back to them that was previously traded in the Dwight King deal in the likely event that the Kings make the playoffs this season.


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Marc Bergevin, unlike Torrey Mitchell for the first game or two of the 2015 playoffs, is not a popular individual at this juncture.  That said, his asset management here was a success.  Jack Nevins and a 7th round pick were sent to Buffalo for Mitchell, a couple years younger.  To have sold him for a higher cost now, this team certainly didn’t lose either transaction and they most definitely maximized their mileage out of him.  This may not be the foundational, earth shattering sale that everyone is in the hunt for to put the Canadiens either firmly back on the winning track or keeping them entrenched in the first overall draft pick sweepstakes for Rasmus Dahlin but it is perhaps an efficient start.


Torrey’s best days this side of his run with the San Jose Sharks were most certainly seen by this team.  He will be remembered here as a sound, tireless fourth liner and –moreover– a solid playoff contributor; the latter in particular being the best thing anyone in Montreal can be remembered as.  Though, certainly, the dream was to raise the Stanley Cup as a Canadien, the hope continues that he finds success down the road.


Unlike many members of this team, Torrey now has a second chance at this season.  Here’s to hoping he makes the most of it.

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One Response to Royalty Gets Their Torrey: Mitchell Traded To LA Kings

  1. Bergevin’s trades while admittedly, not addressing the need for a top center and/or a puck moving D-man, are often subtly positive.

    Check out the Hockey Guy’s verdict over the last 5 years.

    Buckpasser November 23, 2017 at 7:34 pm Reply

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