Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Red Mitchell
William Lawson Mitchell was tagged with the nickname Red early in life due to his bright hair colour. He played his major junior hockey with the Toronto Marlboros of the OHA, honing his skills for two years before moving on to play for the Kitchener Greenshirts of the OHA senior league.

On December 29, 1932 Mitchell was signed to a free-agent contract by the Detroit Olympics of the IHL and he played 19 games with the team that year. The next year he played a full 43-game schedule in Detroit.

Mitchell then spent three years in the Can-Am league with the New Haven Eagles before signing with the Minneapolis Millers of the AHA where he played for almost four years. In 1941-42 Mitchell was called up to play one game with the Chicago Blackhawks in 1941-42. He returned the following season, dressing for 42 games, scoring a goal and an assist. After spending the next year in Toronto Mitchell was once again back in Chicago where he played 40 games with the Blackhawks netting three goals and seven points. In 83 NHL games over three seasons, Mitchell scored four goals and nine points.

He continued to play pro hockey for three more years with the Providence Reds of the AHL and the Kansas City Pla-Mors of the USHL, retiring at the end of the 1947-48 season at the age of 35.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1930-31 Toronto Marlboros OHA-Jr. 2 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0
1931-32 Toronto Marlboros OHA-Jr. 8 1 1 2 6 4 0 0 0 6
1932-33 Kitchener Greenshirts OHA-Sr. 10 3 1 4 34
1932-33 Detroit Olympics IHL 19 0 0 0 54
1933-34 Detroit Olympics IHL 43 2 2 4 26 6 1 1 2 0
1934-35 New Haven Eagles Can-Am 46 1 4 5 75
1935-36 New Haven Eagles Can-Am 37 2 4 6 49
1936-37 New Haven Eagles Can-Am 3 0 0 0 0
1936-37 Minneapolis Millers AHA 34 1 7 8 54 6 1 1 2 10
1937-38 Minneapolis Millers AHA 46 3 9 12 70 7 0 1 1 8
1938-39 Minneapolis Millers AHA 47 9 21 30 87 4 0 2 2 0
1939-40 Minneapolis Millers AHA 48 6 9 15 68 3 0 0 0 4
1940-41 Kansas City Americans AHA 47 3 2 5 50 8 0 1 1 0
1941-42 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 1 0 0 0 4
1941-42 Kansas City Americans AHA 50 1 14 15 75 6 1 2 3 12
1942-43 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 42 1 1 2 47
1943-44 Toronto Tip Tops TIHL 8 1 4 5 8
1943-44 Toronto People's Credit TIHL 20 1 7 8 11 10 2 1 3 18
1944-45 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 40 3 4 7 16
1945-46 Kansas City Pla-Mors USHL 49 2 27 29 47 12 0 4 4 6
1946-47 Kansas City Pla-Mors USHL 60 8 31 39 72 12 1 6 7 6
1947-48 Providence Reds AHL 10 1 1 2 6
1947-48 Kansas City Pla-Mors USHL 54 6 12 18 47 7 1 1 2 5
NHL Totals 83 4 5 9 67


Signed as a free agent by Detroit, December 29, 1932.
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