Report: Mitchell to sign two-year extension with Kings (Update: Signed!)


As reported by Rich Hammond, the Kings are expected to announce later today they’ve signed defenseman Willie Mitchell to a two-year contract extension.

Mitchell, 34, logs 21:46 per game, including a team-high 3:36 on the league’s fifth-ranked penalty kill. With Jack Johnson in Columbus now, his ice time could feasibly increase.

Mitchell’s current cap hit is $3.5 million.

Once the new contract details become available, we’ll update the post.

In the meantime, enjoy this picture of Mitchell, a good-looking fish, and some guy.


(Image via Pitt River Lodge)

UPDATE: Hammond reports Mitchell’s inked a two-year, $7 million deal. That’s the identical dollar amount and term as his last deal with the Kings, signed in Aug. 2010.