The San Jose Sharks have added another prospect to the fold.
Mitchell Russell, 21, has signed a three-year entry-level contract with the Sharks.
From The Bay to The Bay ✍️
— North Bay Battalion (@OHLBattalion) May 19, 2022
The over-age OHL forward is enjoying an outstanding season with the North Bay Battalion, scoring 41 goals and 47 assists in 64 games. Russell finished 10th in the league with 88 points.
Sharks prospect Brandon Coe’s teammate, Russell currently leads the OHL playoffs with 11 goals and is second with 22 points. The Battalion begin the OHL Eastern Conference finals against the Hamilton Bulldogs tomorrow.
“Mitchell is a character player and leader on the ice with good production that helps his team win,” San Jose Sharks interim GM Joe Will said in a team press release. “He has a strong pedigree as a skater who was selected in the first round of the OHL Draft.”
The 6-foot-0, 193-pound forward didn’t play last year because the OHL canceled their 2020-21 season because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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He put 150 players into the NHL (many of them impact players).
He also evolved, hockey-wise. The AHL that he started in bears little resemblance to today's AHL.
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Our #SJSharks are halfway through prelims at Men’s Worlds. Let’s check in ⤵️
🇺🇸 Bordeleau: 1g
Megna: 2a, +2
Mann: 2 wins, 89.39 svs%
🇨🇿 Hertl: 7 sog
🇨🇭 Meier: 2g, 2a
🇨🇦 Gregor: 2g, +3
🇱🇻 Balcers: 1g, 2a
🇩🇰 Blichfeld: 3g, 1a pic.twitter.com/UUG54yvN69
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Around the NHL…
Matt Tkachuk chirps Evander Kane about his bankruptcy. "You want some money?" pic.twitter.com/IMOjyzaziO
— Brady Trettenero (@BradyTrett) May 19, 2022
Former Wild prospect Kris Foucault saves a six-year-old girl from drowning. (NHL)
Chloe Primerano has become the first woman skater drafted to the CHL after getting selected by the WHL’s Vancouver Giants. (The Hockey News)
Rob Blake has signed a three-year extension to stay LA Kings GM. (Hockey Royalty)
Yes, Frederik Andersen was on the ice with #Canes goaltending coach Paul Schonfelder this morning.
No, I do not suspect that will change Rod Brind’Amour’s statement that there is no update until he practices with the team.
A welcomed sign, certainly, though. pic.twitter.com/Wo3JhICSOf
— Walt Ruff (@WaltRuff) May 19, 2022
#NYR head coach Gerard Gallant on Darryl Sutter’s endorsement of him winning the Jack Adams:
“I think he feels sorry for me for all the times I got fired.”
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