Bruins Rival Set Claim Defenceman Off Waivers

Published October 25, 2023 at 8:53 PM
BY AUSTIN SABOURIN
It's clear that NHL teams are being quite decisive this season, particularly when it comes to putting players on waivers, even if they happen to be promising young talents.

Just last week, we witnessed Liam Foudy, a prime example of this trend, getting swiftly claimed by another team. Now, the Boston Bruins are navigating a similar scenario, making a young defenseman available.

Enter Ian Mitchell, whose name has now surfaced on the waiver wire, freshly announced.

Mitchell, at 24 years of age, is a right-handed defenseman who was picked in the 2nd round by the Chicago Blackhawks back in 2017. His NHL debut was hotly anticipated due to his standout performance in the NCAA.


Following an impressive season with 17 points in the NHL and an eye-catching 6 points in just 5 games in the AHL last year, Mitchell is suddenly up for grabs, creating an unexpected twist.

Adding to the intrigue is the fact that Mitchell was the central piece acquired by the Boston Bruins in the Taylor Hall trade, involving the former 1st overall pick. This certainly raises eyebrows.

In a nutshell, the trade breakdown looks like this:

**To the Bruins: Ian Mitchell and Alec Regula

To the Hawks: Taylor Hall and Nick Foligno**



With a high likelihood of Mitchell getting claimed, the question remains: will Kent Hughes and Jeff Gorton offer him an opportunity while they await David Savard's return? The NHL's ever-evolving roster landscape keeps us on the edge of our seats.


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