Leafs Should Give Dale Mitchell a Shot At The Big Cheese

June 16th, 2010 by Tyler Swaggerman Leave a reply »
Dale Mitchell was drafted in the third round, 74th overall by the Toronto Maple Leafs in 2007.

Since then, Mitchell has been silently tearing up the OHL

In 2005-06, as a 17 year old, Mitchell put up 43 points in 65 games as an Oshawa General, spending most of his time on the third line for his rookie season. Impressive.

In his sophomore season he was more of a go-to guy in Oshawa, putting up an outstanding 43 goals and 80 points in 67 games, with 81 penalty minutes to go along with that.

To put his sophomore season in perspective, Leafs prized prospect Nazem Kadri had only 65 points in 68 games in his sophomore season.

In 2007-08 his total took a dip, as he put up 60 points in 63 games. Nonetheless, still a good season in the OHL.

In 2008-09, he was back over a point per game with 68 in 66 games on a new team, the memorial cup champion Windsor Spitfires.

Mitchell was a staple for his team in the playoffs, putting up an impressive 29 points in 20 games, putting him in fifth place behind the likes of Taylor Hall and Cody Hodgson.

In his most recent OHL season he was way over a point per ga ...

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