Rangers Acquire Leafs Mitchell, Fail To Pry Richards From Stars

TORONTO (AP) — The Rangers failed to get Brad Richards away from the Dallas Stars and settled for acquiring center John Mitchell from the Toronto Maple Leafs for a seventh-round pick in next year’s draft.

The deal was completed Monday before the NHL trade deadline.

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The 26-year-old Mitchell has been in the Maple Leafs organization since being chosen in the fifth round of the 2003 draft. In 159 career NHL games, he has 20 goals and 55 points.

Mitchell, who was currently with the Toronto Marlies of the AHL, had two goals and an assist in 23 Maple Leafs games this season.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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  1. B says:

    Toronto hasn’t figured it out yet, but N.Y. has. Mitchell had 30 points in his rookie year, 12 goals and 18 assists. His first two goals, and assist were again King Richard. toronto never gave him a chance. Played him with kessel for two games, they scored in ea. game, and they then put him on the third and fourth line. Wasted his talents. Watch him launch in N.Y.

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