Surprising NHL defensemen gets waived by his organization

Published December 29, 2023 at 2:42 PM

In a surprising move, the Boston Bruins have placed defenseman Ian Mitchell on waivers, providing an unexpected opportunity for other NHL teams, including the Chicago Blackhawks, to acquire him at no cost. Mitchell, 24, has been shuttled between the NHL and AHL throughout the season, and this marks his second time on waivers since the regular season commenced.

Despite his frequent movements, Mitchell has played 13 games for the Bruins this season, contributing two assists and maintaining a +6 rating. His time on the ice has averaged 15:18 per game.

A right-shot defender with strong skating abilities, Mitchell joined the Bruins in June as part of the trade for Taylor Hall.

The 2017 second-round pick of the Blackhawks has had a varied career, showing promise as a point producer in college. However, he has yet to establish himself as an NHL mainstay, often finding himself on AHL assignments. Now on waivers, Mitchell's fate hangs in the balance, offering an interesting opportunity for teams like the Chicago Blackhawks to potentially reclaim him without incurring any financial costs.
December 29   |   141 answers
Surprising NHL defensemen gets waived by his organization

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