Power Sign Former Badger As Assistant Coach

Jul 23, 2021

The Milwaukee Power are proud to announce the hiring of new assistant coach, John Mitchell.

A native of Neenah, Wisconsin, Mitchell brings experience from both a player and coaching perspective.  He played two seasons in the USHL before heading to the University of Wisconsin to become a Badger where he was a NCAA National Champion and NCAA runner-up.  After leaving Wisconsin, he signed an NHL contract with the Anaheim Ducks, completing his 200th career professional game in 2014. Following his playing career, John moved on to coaching, first with Team Wisconsin in 2015, then to University School of Milwaukee in 2018.

“John Mitchell brings the passion we are looking for to solidify our staff,” said Kevin Marion, Power General Manager. “I am extremely excited to have John join our staff and begin working with these boys when our camp opens.  Welcome to Milwaukee and to the Milwaukee Power.”

“I am passionate about the game of hockey and I’m eager to share my experience with the next generation of players,” said Mitchell.

“John Mitchell is an unbelievable asset to add to our Power organization and coaching staff. As a player, John epitomized our Fundamental Truths of loving, living, and respecting the game on his journey to the NHL,” said Chase Ernst, CEO/President of Local Hockey Partners. “As a coach, John instills a passion in his players to become their very best through his knowledge, leadership, and example he brings to the rink every day.”

John understands the USA Hockey ladder of development and what it takes to advance and plans to bring his experience to help the Power players take the next steps in their hockey careers.

“I plan to succeed as a coach by instilling the work ethic that was so essential to my own success,” added Mitchell. “Mentoring, coaching, and watching players reach their potential invigorates me and gives me a newfound appreciation for the game.”