2017 NHL Entry Draft

Ian Mitchell

IAN MITCHELLCanada

CHICAGO • ROUND: 2 OVERALL: 57

 

Previous Team: Spruce Grove Saints (AJHL)

Hockey Draft Central Ranking: No. 56

Vital Statistics

Position: D • Height: 5-11 • Weight: 171 • Shoots: Right
Birthdate: Jan. 18, 1999 • Hometown: Calahoo, Alberta

Additional Information

Current Status: ACTIVE | STATS
Previous Team: St. Albert Raiders (Alberta Bantam/Midget AAA)
WHL Bantam Draft: 2014 by Brandon (Round 2, No. 31 Overall)
AJHL Debut: Dec. 7, 2014 (Spruce Grove at Lloydminster)
First AJHL Goal: Oct. 1, 2015 (Spruce Grove vs. Brooks)
NCAA Commitment: University of Denver

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Quotes from Major Draft Guides

• "He's able to skate and pass the puck equally well, which is rare. You often find guys who can skate it out of trouble but struggle to pass it or vice versa. This guy does both very well." (Anonymous Scout, Hockey News Draft Preview)

• "Smooth-skating defenseman that shows a lot of poise in transition, carries the puck well in and out of traffic. Quick release on shot in stride and gets shot through from point. Shows high-end offensive skills. Tools to be a bottom-pair NHL defenseman that gets PP time with upside." (Ben Gallant, ISS Scout)

• "He’s actually a decent defender, but he’s still small. He can skate, he’s got really good puck skills. He can do everything with the puck. He can look guys off, he can skate, he does some physical things that a small guy needs to do." (Recrutes.ca)

• "He has elevated his play in tougher international competitions, which makes me confident that he can have a solid transition to a higher level of competition in college." (Cass Bruni, Scout, HockeyProspect.com Black Book)

• "Unique ability to get shots off while moving backwards ... Active and aggressive -- always looking to force the action with pinches at offensive blue line, but does get caught up at times due to bad pinch decsisions. Has soft hand for giving and receiving passes. Makes crisp breakouts on the tape. Sees the ice very well." (Red Line Report)