Mitchell-King signs! Telford Tigers are delighted to announce the signing of Rhodes Mitchell-King for the 2022/23 season.
Mitchell-King, the brother of former Tigers player Austin, is 19 years old and a left-handed shot defenseman who stands at 6 foot 3 inches tall. Mitchell-King most recently played for Wisconsin Rapids Riverkings in the USPHL which is America’s largest junior hockey league and also played for Great Britain’s U20 team in the recent World Junior Championships tournament. Rhodes will wear the number 91 shirt for the forthcoming season.
Head Coach Tom Watkins, commented, “I’m delighted to add such a talented young left-handed defenseman who will balance the D-core very well and is a solid addition to the roster. Rhodes is coming back to the UK after playing abroad for the last few seasons and I think he comes to the club at a great age. He’s a very mobile athletic D-man who can play at both ends of the rink, someone who can shut down a top-line or join the rush effectively and has a good skill set that will improve our transition game, create speed through the neutral zone and make us more of a threat on the offensive blue line with his lateral skating and heavy shot. He has good size and range and is another excellent GB U20 international we have added to the group.”
Rhodes commented, “After 3 years playing abroad, I’m excited to be playing at senior level back in the UK. To be joining a league-winning team gives me confidence for this season, especially as I’ve played alongside and looked up to many players on the Tigers roster. I can’t wait to get going with Tom and the rest of the team.”
Own and loan shirts are available to order for £125 each (Home and Away). Please see the Tigers online shop for details.
In the 2022/23 season, the Tigers again offer individual player sponsorship at £400. The package will include a personalised “special” exclusive third jersey with a company name or family name patch, announcements on match nights, a small advert or logo in the match night programmes and a signed player photo. The jersey will be worn for cup and play-off games and will not be available as a replica.
If you are interested or require more information on the individual player sponsorships, contact [email protected]