The Washington Capitals have signed forward Mason Mitchell to a two-year, entry-level contract beginning with the 2017-18 season, senior vice president and general manager Brian MacLellan announced today.
Mitchell will report to Hershey on an AHL tryout agreement. He is expected to join the Bears next week. Mason Mitchell profile at Elite Prospects:
Earlier on Thursday, the Capitals inked deals with Lucas Johansen and Colby Williams.
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Mitchell, 22, registered 14 points (12g, 2a) in 31 games with the University of Alaska-Anchorage (NCAA) this season and led the team in goals and ranked fourth in points. The 6’2”, 206-pound forward recorded 13 points (11g, 2a) in 25 Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA) games, including three multi-point games. Last season, Mitchell recorded 12 points (3g, 9a) in 19 games as a freshman and was named Alaska-Anchorage’s Rookie of the Year. The Calgary native scored a goal in his first NCAA game on Oct. 9, 2015 at Arizona State and recorded a career-high three points (1g, 2a) on Nov. 14, 2015 vs. Ferris State. Mitchell registered 26 points (15g, 11a) in 50 career games with the Seawolves.