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Bill Mitchell
Bill Mitchell
Defenseman
Number: 3
Height: 5' 11"
Weight: 180
Shoots: Left
Born: Feb 22, 1930
Birthplace: Port Dalhousie, ON, Canada
Acquired: Signed as a free agent by Detroit on February 22, 1964.
Bill Mitchell moved away from home at the age of 16 to play for the Stratford Kroehlers in 1946-47. He stayed with the team for two years and also played two games with the Kitchener Dutchmen before returning to Stratford for a third year. During his final year of junior eligibility in 1949-50, Mitchell played with the Toronto Marlboros.

At 20, he played semi-pro hockey with the Halifax St. Mary's and the Moncton Hawks in eastern Canada before returning to Ontario where he played two seasons with the Kitchener Dutchmen of the OHA senior league.

Beginning in 1952-53, Mitchell began a seven year association with the IHL's Toledo Mercurys. He left the team in the fall of 1962 to play for the Windsor Bulldogs of the OHA senior league and the team advanced to the Allan Cup. He also represented Canada at the 1962 World Championships.

Mitchell, a member of the NHL's One Game Wonder Club, played his lone game with the Detroit Red Wings during the 1963-64 season after signing a free-agent contract with the team on February 22, 1964. Although the game and his performance as a whole was rather uneventful, it was certainly the highlight of his career, getting to play with the likes of hockey legends Gordie Howe, Alex Delvecchio and Norm Ullman.

In 1966-67 he took a year off from playing to coach the University of Toledo in the NCAA. At the end of the school season he did dress for seven games with the Toledo Blades where he remained for three years. In 1969-70, Mitchell took on the unique dual role of player/coach while with the Blades. Mitchell continued to play hockey with an assortment of minor-league teams until retiring in 1973 at the age of 43.

Courtesy of the Hockey Hall of Fame

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STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - WSH 82 56 18 8 252 193 120
2 x - PIT 82 48 26 8 245 203 104
3 y - FLA 82 47 26 9 239 203 103
4 x - NYR 82 46 27 9 236 217 101
5 x - NYI 82 45 27 10 232 216 100
6 x - TBL 82 46 31 5 227 201 97
7 x - PHI 82 41 27 14 214 218 96
8 x - DET 82 41 30 11 211 224 93
9 BOS 82 42 31 9 240 230 93
10 CAR 82 35 31 16 198 226 86
11 OTT 82 38 35 9 236 247 85
12 NJD 82 38 36 8 184 208 84
13 MTL 82 38 38 6 221 236 82
14 BUF 82 35 36 11 201 222 81
15 CBJ 82 34 40 8 219 252 76
16 TOR 82 29 42 11 198 246 69

STATS

2015-2016 PLAYOFFS
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
T. Tatar 5 0 3 1 3
M. Green 5 1 1 -1 2
A. Athanasiou 5 1 0 1 1
G. Nyquist 5 1 0 2 1
H. Zetterberg 5 1 0 3 1
J. Abdelkader 5 1 0 -3 1
B. Richards 5 1 0 -4 1
D. Helm 5 1 0 -1 1
D. Larkin 5 1 0 -2 1
N. Kronwall 5 0 1 3 1
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
P. Mrazek 1 2 0 .945 1.36
J. Howard 0 2 0 .891 3.59