Ian Mitchell scored 11 goals at AHL levelMay 14, 2022 | 08:23 AM
Defenseman Ian Mitchell scored 11 times this season for the Rockford IceHogs of the AHL.
Analysis: The 23-year-old defenseman is eyeing a return to the Blackhawks next season after playing eight games with the big club this season. "This year has been really good for him," said Rockford coach Anders Sorensen. "It's hard to be a young D-man in the NHL and play regularly and 'develop' at the same time. That league is all about winning. Obviously you can develop there, but it's harder than it is down here because we can sometimes live with the mistakes a little bit and work through those situations with him." Mitchell was drafted in the second round, 57th overall in 2017 and will look to crack the Blackhawks blueline next season.