Mitch Theoret will not return to the OUA and the Ryerson Rams for 2017-18. Instead, Theoret will start the season in Norway’s GET Ligaen with the Kongsvinger Knights. He will be the lone Ontario Hockey League grad on the club and will try to help the team get out of the GET Ligaen basement. The Knights have finished last in the ten team league for the past three seasons.
Mitch Theoret played five years in the OHL from 2009-10 to 2013-14 with the Niagara IceDogs and Barrie Colts. The IceDogs drafted Mitch in the eighth round of the 2009 OHL Priority Selection, 147th overall. He was traded to the Colts at the deadline in 2012-13 for Brendan Perlini.
Over his five years, Theoret scored 65 and assisted on 95 for 160 points in 293 regular season games. In the playoffs, he played in a lofty 66 games, adding 35 points. Mitch played in the finals in consecutive seasons, 2011-12 and 2012-13. In the first year, the IceDogs fell to the London Knights. In 2012-13, it was the Colts that couldn’t get past Dale Hunter’s team in London.
The New York Islanders selected Theoret in the seventh round of the 2011 NHL Entry Draft, 185th overall. His first pro hockey game came at the end of the 2013-14 season after Barrie was taken out in the second round by the North Bay Battalion. He appeared in a single Central Hockey League playoff games with the Arizona Sundogs.
Mitch started out 2014-15 in Germany’s Oberliga with EHC Bayreuth. However, 12 games into the season, he came back to Canada to play for the University of Prince Edward Island in the AUS. This past season, 2016-17, Theoret played in the OUA for the Ryerson Rams.
The Kongsvinger Knights (Kongsvinger Idrettslag) have roots back to 1961 and play home games at the Kongshallen in Kongsvinger, Norway, a cozy 550 seat venue that opened in 1992. The team was promoted to the GET Ligaen from tier 2 for the 2014-15 season. Since, the Knights have won just seven games in regulation over their three years and have finished last in each campaign. Kongsvinger is a city of 18,000, located about 94 kilometres from Oslo.
Mitch Theoret OHL Stats