Saturday, July 01, 2006

Willie Mitchel signs in Vancouver; more signings

With Ed Jovanovski and Nolan Baumgartner leaving in free agency, the Vancouver Canucks have made a move to shore up the blueline, signing Willie Mitchell to a four-year, $14-million contract.
A stay-at-home defenceman, Mitchell had ten points and a plus-19 rating with Minnesota and Dallas in 2005-2006.
Mitchell, 29, is a B.C. native from Port McNeill and has 61 points in 322 career NHL games.

Canucks sign Willie Mitchell
Flyers sign pair of defencemen
Avalanche sign Arnason to one-year deal
Rangers sign Cullen, Rachunek
Thrashers re-sign Mellanby for one year
Blue Jackets sign Balastik, Eriksson, Svitov
Red Wings re-sign Osgood for two years
Capitals ink Pothier to four year deal
Sharks sign Curtis Brown
Kings sign Scott Thornton
Predators re-sign Mason to two-year deal
Canadiens re-sign Bouillon to 3-year deal
Hurricanes re-sign Commodore for two years

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