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#15 Mitch Callahan, LW

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Position: LW
Date of Birth: 08/17/1991
Height: 6' 0"   Weight: 195 lbs
Shoots: R
Birthplace: Whittier, California
Drafted: Detroit's 6th choice, 180th overall, in 2009 NHL Entry Draft
Last Amateur Team: 2010-11 Kelowna (WHL)




News Stories/Articles/Multimedia:

Mitch Callahan on bloody mouth - Grand Rapids Press - April 19, 2014
Earning Your Keep - griffinshockey.com - Feb. 3, 2014
"The type of player you win with" - Red Wings Central - March 20, 2013
Callahan sees longevity in new role - Michigan Hockey - Feb. 26, 2013
Magnum Force - Griffiti - Oct. 12, 2012
Griffiti Interview - GriffVision - Oct. 12, 2012
Fighting Words: Callahan hopes for stronger sophomore season - The Left Wing Lock - July 17, 2012
'Dirty Harry' could be future agitator for Red Wings - MLive.com - July 9, 2012
Movember Update - GriffVision - Nov. 15, 2011
Griffins' Amadio, Callahan holding mustache battle - Grand Rapids Press - Nov. 5, 2011
Getting to know the Griffins - Grand Rapids Press - Nov. 10, 2011
Callahan Carves Californian Path - griffinshockey.com - Sept. 27, 2011
Pest Control - The Left Wing Lock - Sept. 14, 2011
Calla-fornia dream come true - Red Wings Central - Dec. 22, 2010
Callahan brings an edge to Wings - DetroitRedWings.com - July 15, 2010 

Biography

Callahan.jpgThird season as a Griffin…Third year pro…Ranks among the Griffins’ all-time playoff leaders with one shorthanded goal (T1st), two first goals (T6th) and a 0.182 shooting percentage (T10th)…Signed to a three-year entry-level contract by Detroit, 5/4/10…Assigned to Kelowna (WHL) by Detroit, 9/21/10…Assigned by Detroit, 9/26/11…Assigned by Detroit, 9/14/12…Assigned by Detroit, 9/22/13…Recalled by Detroit, 9/27/13…Assigned by Detroit, 9/28/13...Recalled by Detroit, 3/24/14...Assigned by Detroit, 3/26/14...Signed to a one-year contract by Detroit, 7/17/14...Assigned by Detroit, 10/6/14.


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.

Personal: Lives in Whittier, Calif….Has an older sister…Greatest hockey memory is winning the Calder Cup with the Griffins…Began playing hockey at the age of seven…Hockey nicknames are Cally and Caveman…Hockey idol as a youth was Darcy Tucker…Chose his jersey number because his previous number (24, Travis Richards) is retired in Grand Rapids…Greatest influences on his hockey career are his parents…Plans to own a restaurant after playing hockey…First job was playing hockey…Greatest obstacle he’s overcome was graduating high school…Proudest achievement is playing pro hockey…Favorite charity is the Griffins Youth Foundation…Most exciting thing he’s ever done was making a toast at his sister’s wedding…Most interesting fact about him is that his real name is John…If he could trade occupations for one day, he would trade with a pro surfer…Favorite food is teriyaki bowls…Favorite music artist is Drake…Least favorite music artist is Taylor Swift…Favorite movie is Lords of Dogtown…Favorite website is YouTube…Favorite vacation spots are the Bahamas and Las Vegas….Roots for the Los Angeles Dodgers…Enjoys baseball, bowling and movies.
 
AHL CAREER HIGHS
Games Played: 71, 2012-13 Assist Streak: 2, twice (MR: 6/15/13-6/18/13, playoffs)
Goals: 11, 2012-13 Point Streak: 2, 10 times (MR: 6/15/13-6/18/13, playoffs)
Assists: 9, 2012-13 Goals, Game: 3, 1/19/13 GR at RFD
Points: 20, 2012-13 Assists, Game: 2, 2/8/13 GR at OKC
PIM: 103, 2011-12 Points, Game: 3, 1/19/13 GR at RFD
Goal Streak: 2, three times (MR: 6/2/13-6/4/13, playoffs) PIM, Game: 26, 12/9/12 GR vs. RFD
FIRSTS
AHL Game: 10/8/11 GR at RFD NHL Game: n/a
AHL Point: 11/23/11 GR vs. HAM (goal) NHL Point: n/a
AHL Goal: 11/23/11 GR vs. HAM (Robert Mayer) NHL Goal: n/a
 

Career Stats

      Regular Season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A PTS PIM GP G A PTS PIM
2007-08 Los Angeles Minor-CA 52 32 37 69 62 -- -- -- -- --
2008-09 Kelowna WHL 70 14 13 27 188 22 1 3 4 43
2009-10 Kelowna WHL 72 20 27 47 165 12 2 4 6 10
2010-11 Kelowna WHL 62 23 31 54 87 10 5 4 9 17
2011-12 Grand Rapids AHL 48 6 3 9 103 -- -- -- -- --
2012-13 Grand Rapids AHL 71 11 9 20 93 24 6 5 11 33
  GRIFFINS/AHL/PRO TOTALS 119 17 12 29 196 24 6 5 11 33
 

 

 
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