Mitchell Signs With CapitalsMar 19, 2011 - 05:27 CST
Regina, Saskatchewan – The Regina Pats are proud to announce that Garrett Mitchell has officially tendered a contract with the NHL’s Washington Capitals.
The 19 year old native of Regina has had a break out offensive year topping career highs in goals (18), assists (32) and points (52) all as captain of the Regina Pats. Garrett hit a career high for points in a game with a 4 assist night in a 6-5 victory past the Brandon Wheat Kings on March 5th at the Brandt Centre.
Garrett was originally chosen by the Pats in the second round, 33rd overall in the 2006 Western Hockey League Bantam Draft, and has been with his home town team ever since. Tonight’s game in Saskatoon will be his 264 career game as a member of the blue and white placing him 14th all time on the Pats game played list, passing Jamie Heward and Colten Teubert.
Season Team GP G A PTS +/- PIM
2006-07 WHL Season Regina Pats 4 0 1 1 -2 2
2007-08 Regular Season Regina Pats 62 8 5 13 4 73
2008-09 Regular Season Regina Pats 71 10 5 15 -15 140
2009-10 Regular Season Regina Pats 57 15 16 31 -18 110
2010-11 Regular Season Regina Pats 69 18 33 51 -10 140
Total: 263 51 60 111 -41 465
The Capitals selected Garrett in the 6th round, 175th overall in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft.
Regina Pats General Manager, Chad Lang, “We would like to congratulate Garrett on this special day. He should be very proud of what he has been able to accomplish. We as an organization are very happy for him and would like to wish him the best of luck in his professional career.”
Garrett Mitchell and the Pats close out the WHL season tonight in Saskatoon. It’s a 7:05 puck drop, 6:40 Press Box Sports Bar pre-game show on 620 CKRM.