Stu Cowan: Former Canadien Torrey Mitchell headed to Switzerland

Torrey Mitchell’s NHL career has come to an end, but the former Canadien isn’t ready to hang up his skates just yet.

The 33-year-old centre agreed this week to a one-year contract to play next season with Lausanne HC in the Swiss National League.

When asked over the phone Wednesday what he knows about Lausanne, Mitchell said: “I wish I could tell you a lot. Small city on Lake Geneva in the southwest part of Switzerland. Maybe 150,000 people live in the city. And it’s supposed to be incredible for lifestyle and family.”

Sounds like something he had just Googled.

“Yeah,” Mitchell admitted with a laugh.

Mitchell had an impressive NHL career for a player who was selected in the fourth round (126th overall) at the 2004 draft. He played 11 seasons, with the Sharks, Minnesota Wild, Buffalo Sabres, Canadiens and Los Angeles Kings, scoring 67 goals and adding 85 assists for 152 points in…

Original published: 2018-07-19 01:22:43 Read the full Montreal News here


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