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Willie Mitchell Is The New Captain Of The Florida Panthers

Sunrise, FL- Florida Panthers Head Coach Gerard Gallant announced today that D Willie Mitchell has been named captain for the 2014-15 season. He joins Brian Skrudland (1993-1997), Scott Mellanby (1997-2001), Paul Laus/Pavel Bure (2001-2002), Olli Jokinen (2005-2008), Bryan McCabe (2009-2011) and Ed Jovanovski (2013-2014) as the other team captains in the club’s 21-year history.

Mitchell, 37, has played in 795 career National Hockey League games for New Jersey (1999-2001), Minnesota (2000-2006), Dallas (2005-2006), Vancouver (2006-2010) and Los Angeles (2010-2014), scoring 30 goals with 135 assists and 744 penalty minutes. He has played in 89 post-season games, registering 16 points (4-12-16), winning the Stanley Cup twice with Los Angeles in 2012 and 2014.

Mitchell served as captain of the Wild in January of 2006 during Minnesota’s rotating captaincy as well as an alternate captain in Vancouver.

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DrewBehr's avatar

... BAHAHAHAHAHAA!!!!!

Posted by DrewBehr from The Mitten on 10/06/14 at 12:55 PM ET

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Good choice.

Posted by Puckbubba on 10/06/14 at 02:02 PM ET

Canucklehead's avatar

Definitely a good choice.  Mitchell leaving LA left a big leadership void there.  He was always one of their big leaders.

Posted by Canucklehead from Ottawa, Ontario on 10/06/14 at 02:04 PM ET

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