The Maple Leafs also announced the signing of John Mitchell to a two-year contract. Mitchell played in 79 games for the American Hockey League’s Toronto Marlies this past season and earned professional career-highs in goals (20), assists (31), points (51) and penalty minutes (56). The 23-year-old native of Waterloo, Ontario led the Marlies in both regular season goals and playoff goals (8), as the Marlies advanced to the Calder Cup Conference Final. The Maple Leafs selected the 6-2, 205-pound Mitchell in the fifth round, 158th overall in the 2003 Entry Draft.
Greg Scott signed a three-year entry level contract with the Maple Leafs. The 20-year-old native of Victoria, B.C., played in 72 games for the Seattle Thunderbirds of the Western Hockey League this season recording a career-high 75 points (38 goals, 37 assists) along with 56 penalty minutes. In 2007-08, the 6-0, 188-pound left-winger led the entire WHL with a plus/minus rating of plus-40. During the playoffs, he played in 12 games, adding five goals, four assists and nine points.
Glad to see Mitchell get signed and expect him to be an NHLer before that contract expires.
"Jimmy has really been playing better since he went to the USHL. Last year he played with James vanRiemsdyk and Colin Wilson (on the U.S. Under-18 team) and they were just a perfect chemistry line – all season he was good going up and down the wing and going to the net. He works hard, he's been consistent, physical and he doesn't take any shifts off. He is at his best as a big power winger. On the wing he's a got a really good shot and a really long reach."