Mitch Callahan (LW)
Grand Rapids Griffins
2012-13:2012-13: Won the Calder Cup in his second season with the Griffins…Bested his rookie-year totals in games played (71), goals (11), assists (9) and points (20)…Contributed 11 points (6-5—11) in 24 postseason contests…Finished eighth on the team in the regular season in goals and tied for fourth in the playoffs…Notched his first professional hat trick and first multi-point game with on 1/19/13 at Rockford…Tallied five points (4-1—5) in a two-game stretch, 1/19/13-1/23/13…Set a career high with two assists on 2/8/13 at Oklahoma City…Enjoyed his second multi-goal game of the season with two on 2/15/13 vs. Lake Erie…Recorded points in back-to-back games on five occasions in the playoffs, including Games 5 and 6 of the Calder Cup Finals against Syracuse…Tied for the team lead with five points (2-3—5) in the finals, including a goal and an assist during the Calder Cup-clinching game, 6/18/13 at Syracuse.
2011-12: Posted nine points (6-3—9) and 103 penalty minutes during his first professional season, which was limited to 48 games due to two separate injuries…Finished second among AHL rookies with 14 fighting majors…Scored his first professional goal, 11/23/11 vs. Hamilton…Recorded the game-winning goal and was named first star, 12/16/11 at Lake Erie…Earned points in consecutive games for the first time as a pro, 12/14/11-12/16/11…Tallied four points (2-2—4) in a six-game stretch, 12/14/11-12/30/11.
2010-11: Helped WHL Kelowna to a B.C. Division title by placing among team leaders with 23 goals (2nd), 31 assists (T3rd), 54 points (4th) and 87 penalty minutes (3rd)…Named WHL Player of the Week after notching 12 points (5-7—12) in four games, 11/2/10-11/6/10…Won a bronze medal with the United States at the World Junior Championship in Buffalo…Scored the game-winning goal against Switzerland to give the team a bye into the medal round…Finished second in Rockets playoff scoring with nine points (5-4—9) in 10 games, including four goals and three assists in a first-round sweep of Prince George.
2009-10: Improved offensive totals from rookie season by scoring 47 points (20-27—47) in 72 games with Kelowna, finishing fourth on the team in scoring…Led the team with 147 PIM and 19 fighting majors, ranking ninth and fourth in the WHL in those categories, respectively…Only Rocket to appear in every regular season game…Notched six points (2-4—6) in 12 playoff games.
2008-09: Made the eventual WHL champion Kelowna Rockets as an undrafted tryout…Contributed 27 points (14-13—27) in 70 regular season games and four points (1-3—4) in 22 playoff games…Ranked third in the WHL with 188 penalty minutes…Played in 2009 Memorial Cup, losing to the OHL’s Windsor Spitfires in the championship game.