Defenseman Willie Mitchell and family pose with the Stanley Cup after the
Los Angeles Kings won the 2014 Stanley Cup Championship
in Game 5 of the 2014 Stanley Cup Final.
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Photo: Gann Matsuda/FrozenRoyalty.net
EL SEGUNDO, CA — Veteran defenseman Willie Mitchell
, a key member of the Los Angeles Kings
’ 2012 and 2014 Stanley Cup Championship teams, left the Kings after last season because the team could not fit him under the salary cap.
Mitchell ended up switching coasts, signing a two-year contract with the Florida Panthers, a deal that has a $4,250,000 salary cap hit, a figure that was nowhere close to what the Kings could fit under their salary cap.
So far, the move east has been good for Mitchell.
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