Bill "Red" Mitchell
2018 Toledo Hockey Hall of Fame Inductee
Defenseman - Toledo Mercurys [1952-1962]; Toledo Blade [1964-1968]; Toledo Hornets [1970-1971]
Head Coach - Toledo Blades [1969-1970]; Toledo Hornets [1970-1971]
Born: February 22, 1930
Archival video footage courtesy of WGTE Public Media
The defenseman from Port Dalhousie, Ontario played 13 seasons in Toledo (Mercurys 1952-62, Blades 1964-68, Hornets 1970-71). He scored a total of 110 goals with 249 assists in a Toledo uniform. Mitchell also served as head coach of the Toledo Blades in 1969-70 and Toledo Hornets in 1970-71.