UAA Loses Mitchell to Pros
CHN Staff Report
Alaska-Anchorage sophomore Mason Mitchell has decided to forego his final two seasons and sign a free-agent deal with the Washington Capitals. It's a two-year entry-level contract beginning in 2017-18.
Mitchell, 22, had 12 goals and 14 points in 31 games this season for the Seawolves. The 12 goals led the team. He also had 73 penalty minutes, among the most in the country.
The 6-foot-2 Mitchell, a native of Calgary, Alberta, was 3-9—12 in 19 games his freshman year.
He is the second NCAA player to be an early-departure for the pros this season, following Arizona State's Wade Murphy. Alaska-Anchorage and ASU are two of only three teams currently eliminated from postseason play.