NHL Free Agency 2012: Avalanche C Sign John Mitchell, According To Report

The Colorado Avalanche have plenty of cap space to spend during free agency, which opened at 10:00 a.m. MT, and the team's first move was to sign John Mitchell, a center who played for the New York Rangers this past season, according to TSN's Darren Dreger:

He scored five goals and totaled 16 points this past season. This was his fourth year in the league after playing the first three with the Toronto Maple Leafs. His best season was his rookie one back in 2008-09 when he scored 12 goals and tallied 29 points.

The Avalanche are also close to a deal with defenseman Matt Carkner, according to the Denver Post's Adrian Dater.

For more coverage, visit our Avalanche blog Mile High Hockey. For more news and notes around the league, head over to SB Nation NHL.

Trending Discussions

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

Join SB Nation Denver

You must be a member of SB Nation Denver to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Denver. You should read them.

Join SB Nation Denver

You must be a member of SB Nation Denver to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Denver. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.