Playing for College Charles Lemoyne in the Quebec Midget AAA Hockey League in 2001-02, Mitchell was named to the All-League team and the Playoff MVP as CCL won the league championship.
Mitchell began attending prep school at Hotchkiss in 2002-03 and lead the team in scoring with 18 goals and 35 assists in 25 games.
Leading Hotchkiss is scoring again in 2003-04, Mitchell compiled 25 goals and 37 assists in 25 games and was named a New England Prep School Ice Hockey Association DI Team West All-Star.
The San Jose Sharks selected Mitchell in the fourth round of the 2004 NHL Entry Draft with the 129th overall pick.
In his three-year college career he earned rookie of the year honors for the Catamounts, and for two consecutive seasons he was earned Honorable Mention Hockey East All Star.
2006-07: He was co-captain of the 2006-07 Catamounts, and led the team in scoring with a total 35 points in 39 games. Mitchell is a talented two-way forward with a tremendous work ethic. He killed penalties for UVM and had the only shorthanded goal in the 2006-07 season.
Talent AnalysisMitchell is a center with good speed and hands who possesses an exemplary work ethic.