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Mitch Love

ASSISTANT COACH

Mitch Love, 30, embarks on his fourth year as an assistant coach in 2014-15 since coming full circle to start his coaching career in the same organization with which he completed his junior playing career.  Working beside Kevin Constantine, the coach who mentored him as a player in Everett and again with Houston of the American Hockey League, Love specializes in working with Everett's defensemen.

A native of Quesnel, British Columbia, Love patrolled the blueline for Everett’s inaugural 2003-04 Western Conference Championship team before Captaining the 2004-05 squad in his final junior season.  He still ranks fifth in ‘Tips history in career penalty minutes – despite playing only two years with the franchise.  Love played three earlier WHL seasons with the Moose Jaw Warriors and Swift Current Broncos, where he broke Dave “Tiger” Williams’ 29-year-old franchise record with 327 penalty minutes during the 2002-03 season – a record that still stands today.

Love signed a free agent contract with the Colorado Avalanche after graduating from Everett and went on to spend most of his six-year pro career in the American Hockey League.  He appeared in 278 AHL games over five seasons, leading the league and setting a Houston Aeros’ franchise record with 34 fighting majors in 2008-09.  Love concluded his playing career with the Central Hockey League’s Bossier-Shreveport Mudbugs in 2010-11, finishing with over 900 career penalty minutes and 30 points in a total of 325 professional contests.  

Mitch and his wife Jenni reside in Mill Creek with their daughter Makenna and the family dog, Lexi.

 

PLAYING CAREER STATS:

SEASON TEAM LEAGUE GP G A PTS PIM +/- 
 1999-00 Moose Jaw Warriors
WHL 2
0 0 0
0 -2
2000-01 Moose Jaw Warriors WHL 51 5 4 9 97 -4
2001  Moose Jaw Warriors - Playoffs
WHL 4 0 0 0 2  
2001-02 Moose Jaw Warriors WHL 16 0 1 1 40 0
2001-02 Swift Current Broncos WHL 52 5 11 16 132 +1
2002  Swift Current Broncos - Playoffs WHL 12 0 0 0 37  
2002-03 Swift Current Broncos WHL 70 2 15 17 327 +14
2003  Swift Current Broncos - Playoffs WHL 4 1 0 1 16  
2003-04 Everett Silvertips WHL 70 12 15 27 163 +4
2004  Everett Silvertips - Playoffs
WHL 21 2 6 8 47  
2004-05 Everett Silvertips WHL 59 9 20 29 142 0
2005  Everett Silvertips - Playoffs
WHL 4 0 2 2 6  
2005-06 Lowell Lock Monsters AHL 27 0 4 4 68 -2
2006-07 Albany River Rats AHL 69 1 5 6 184 -9
2007-08 Lake Erie Monsters AHL 59 2 5 7 213 -14
2007-08 Johnstown Chiefs ECHL 4 0 0 0 16 -7
2008-09 Houston Aeros AHL 63 2 4 6 214 -6
2009  Houston Aeros - Playoffs AHL 16 1 0 1 32  
2009-10 Peoria Rivermen AHL 60 1 3 4 129 -6
2010-11 Bossier-Shereveport Mudbugs CHL 43 1 2 3 110  -8
                 
  Silvertips Totals   129 21 35 56 305 +4
  WHL Totals   320 33 66 99 901 +11
  Professional Totals   325 7 23 30 934 -52

 

 
 

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