Tofino resort co-owned by former NHLer Willie Mitchell responds to ‘highly inappropriate behaviour’ at fishing event. Check it out here.
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William Reid Mitchell (born April 23, 1977) is a Canadian former professional ice hockey defenceman. He is known primarily as a physical defensive defenceman.
|April 23, 1977
Port McNeill, British Columbia, Canada
|6 ft 3 in (191 cm)
|208 lb (94 kg; 14 st 12 lb)
|New Jersey Devils
Los Angeles Kings
Mitchell played Junior A in the British Columbia Hockey League (BCHL) and Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League (SJHL) before joining the college ranks with the Clarkson Knights of ECAC Hockey in 1997.
He won an ECAC championship with Clarkson in 1999, while also earning playoff MVP and ECAC First Team All-Star honours.
Selected by the New Jersey Devils in the 1996 NHL Entry Draft, he played two seasons with the Albany River Rats of the American Hockey League (AHL) while earning limited playing time with the Devils over two seasons.
In 2001, he was traded to the Minnesota Wild where he played four seasons before a brief stint with the Dallas Stars.
He signed with the Vancouver Canucks in the 2006 off-season and was named the team’s top defenceman twice, in 2008 and 2009.
After four seasons in Vancouver, Mitchell signed with the Los Angeles Kings in August 2010. While with Los Angeles, Mitchell won two Stanley Cups (2012 and 2014) before signing with the Florida Panthers in the 2014 off-season.
A resort co-owned by former Vancouver Canucks defenceman Willie Mitchell has acknowledged that “highly inappropriate behaviour” occurred recently at its annual fishing event.
“We were extremely upset to hear about highly inappropriate behaviour connected to one of our annual events,” reads a statement posted to Tofino Resort and Marina’s website. “Our first concern is for our staff, and we are responding to the needs of those affected.”
In response, the resort says it has brought in an interim manager as it takes steps to “ensure the absolute safety and wellbeing” of its team.
Mitchell bought the resort in 2016, along with another former Canucks defenceman, Dan Hamhuis, and developer Andrew Purdy.
The resort’s annual Race for the Blue fishing event was scheduled to begin this past weekend.
Details about what actually happened at the event are still unclear. BC RCMP did not have more information to share when asked by Daily Hive.
Mitchell, who is also the president of the resort, appears to have pulled down his personal Instagram account.
One of the resort’s restaurants, 1909 Kitchen + Bar, has announced it will be temporarily closed until Sunday morning. All scheduled shows for the rest of the week have also been cancelled.
Willie Mitchell wife
Willie Mitchell’s wife Megan Mitchell is creative.
Celebrations with the Stanley Cup are getting increasingly creative. And while the associated pictures prove that point, Willie Mitchell’s wife helping pour a drink from Lord Stanley while posing on the top of a mountain may rank at the top of the cool list.
Willie and Megan Mitchell took the Stanley Cup to Willie’s hometown of Port McNeil, British Columbia for his one day celebration.
The Cup flew on a helicopter, took a lovely paddleboat ride, took part in a ritual tribal dance, and hiked to the top of Mount Benedict.
While up there, Megan helped Willie to down a celebratory bowl of bubbly. Maybe next they’ll hit up Bed Bath and Beyond,… if they have time.
Megan Mitchell is a Minnesota native, and married the denfenseman on August 17, 2006 in Napa Valley. The two met while Willie was playing for the Wild.
The couple resides in Vancouver during the offseason, though a regular trip is made to Port McNeil. The couple has taken part in multiple fishing tournaments back home.
Willie Mitchell Tofino
A popular tourist resort in Tofino, B.C., co-owned by former NHL player Willie Mitchell, says it is operating under an interim manager after “highly inappropriate behaviour” came to light during its annual fishing tournament.
The details of the alleged behaviour are still unclear, but the Tofino Resort and Marina says it has cancelled the remainder of the Race for the Blue tournament, which was scheduled to run from Sept. 9 to Sept. 17.
It is not clear yet whether the behaviour involved Mitchell or other resort leadership.
In a brief statement published on the tournament website, the resort says it is continuing “to take steps to ensure the absolute safety and well-being of our team.”
“We were extremely upset to hear about highly inappropriate behaviour connected to one of our annual events,” the resort said. “Our first concern is for our staff, and we are responding to the needs of those affected.”
The 1909 Kitchen and Bar, which is attached to the resort, announced on its Instagram page that it will be closed until Sunday morning.
Ollie Happyness, a member of the band Downtown Mischief, was playing at 1909 on Sunday evening when, he says, the band was asked to end the show due to a staff issue.
He says the band was scheduled to play until midnight, but performed a few extra encores for the crowd.
“At about 12:30 [a.m.] after our third encore is when the promoter came up and said, ‘I’d love for you guys to keep playing, and usually it’s totally cool, but there’s been an issue going on with some staff members and we need to shut this place down right now and get everyone out of here,'” he recalled.
His net worth has been growing significantly in 2020-2021.
|44 years old
|23 April 1977
|Port McNeill, Canada
As of 2022, Willie Mitchell has an estimated net worth of $5 million.