Mitchell Named Canucks' Most Outstanding Defenceman

VANCOUVER, B.C. — The Vancouver Canucks announced today the winners of their annual player awards for the 2008-09 season. Former Clarkson standout Willie Mitchell is the recipient of the Walter (Babe) Pratt Trophy (voted by the fans) for being the Most Outstanding Defenceman for the second consecutive year.

In his third season with the Canucks, Mitchell is having a career year in the offensive categories with 22 points (3-19-22) in 80 games. Mitchell also leads all Canucks in plus/minus (28) and TOI (1,830:00). Mitchell was named alternate captain on September 30, 2008.