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Ex-King Willie Mitchell anticipates emotional homecoming
Ex-King Willie Mitchell anticipates emotional homecoming

Willie Mitchell returns to Staples Center on Tuesday to play for the first time since the Stanley Cup Final, and the Kings have some festivities planned to mark the occasion. A team official said Mitchell, who signed a two-year contract with the Florida Panthers in July, will be recognized with a PA announcement and a short video montage on the scoreboard early in the first period. But the ceremony Mitchell is most anticipating will take place about two hours before the puck drop when he is presented with his championship ring. "I guess it's closure for me on that journey," said Mitchell, who played on two NHL champions in Los Angeles. "You go through everything,...

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