The Hamburg Freezers (Germany) announced the signing of former Colgate standout Adam Mitchell to a contract for the 2013-14 season.
Mitchell, who starred for the Raiders from 2002-05, joins Hamburg after spending the past two seasons with Adler Mannheim. During his time with Adler Mannheim, he racked up 102 points in 121 contests, including 21 points in 18 postseason contests.
"Adam is a very intelligent player who has proven his quality over several years consistently demonstrated. That he worked his way up from the third division to a top striker in the DEL, speaks for his attitude and his character, "said sports director Stéphane Richer. "In Mannheim and also in Hanover, he always was one of the absolute top performers. In addition, the power play is one of his strengths. Adam will make our powerplay variable and dangerous. We are convinced that he play an important role with us and the team will help immediately. "
"The Freezers have developed strongly in the last two years. I am very happy that I can be a part of it, "said Mitchell. "I believe and hope that we can take the next step together and development will be successful. "
Prior to joining Adler Mannheim, Mitchell spent four seasons with the Hannover Scorpions. In 2010-11, he racked up 43 points, including 14 goals, in 44 contests. During his four years in Hannover, Mitchell competed in 178 contests, scoring 52 goals and setting up 85 tallies.
Mitchell began his professional career in Germany, spending three seasons with EV Landsberg (2006-08). He saw action in 112 games and compiled 68 goals and 84 assists.
A native of Port Elgin, Ontario, Mitchell played 152 games with the Raiders, amassing 35 goals and 64 assists.