Garrett Mitchell, a former Capital and captain of the Hershey Bears, announces retirement from hockey
Former Washington Capitals forward and captain of the Hershey Bears Garrett Mitchell has retired from professional hockey after a career that spanned 14 seasons in the AHL, ECHL, NHL, and a top Slovakian league.
The 31-year-old winger was selected by the Capitals in the sixth round of the 2009 NHL Draft from the WHL’s Regina Pats. The Regina native spent parts of the first nine seasons of his pro tenure in the Caps’ organization, primarily with Hershey in the AHL.
Mitchell revealed the retirement news on his X/Twitter account on Thursday.