Mitch Callahan was born on August 17, 1991 in Whittier, California. The 5’11 right winger was playing for the WHL’s Kelowna Rockets when he was drafted in the sixth round, 180th overall, by the Detroit Red Wings in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft. Callahan would play three seasons with the Rockets, helping them win the Ed Chynoweth Cup as the WHL Champions in his rookie year of 2009. He would record 57 goals and 128 points in his three years in the WHL.
Upon signing his NHL entry level deal with the Detroit Red Wings, Callahan was assigned to play for the Red Wings’ AHL affiliate, the Grand Rapids Griffins. During the 2012-13 season, Callahan was an instrumental part of the Griffins winning the Calder Cup as he was tied for the team lead in points with five during the championship series.
On March 25, 2014, Callahan would make his NHL debut in a 4-2 loss to the Columbus Blue Jackets.
Internationally, Callahan has represented the United States once where he scored one goal in the 2011 IIHF World Junior Championships, helping the United States to the Bronze Medal.