If Los Angeles makes the postseason, the Canadiens will get back their 2018 fourth-round pick. It was traded away in the Dwight King deal at last season's trade deadline. Should the Kings miss the playoffs, Montreal will receive a fifth-round selection.
The 32-year-old Mitchell was scoreless in 11 games this season for the Canadiens. He had eight goals and nine assists in 78 games last season and has 61 goals and 80 assists in 617 regular-season games in 10 seasons with San Jose, Minnesota, Buffalo and Montreal.