Former NHLer Willie Mitchell Catching Big Fish!

Willie Mitchell celebrated his Stanley Cup day by taking it fishing off Vancouver Island. (WILLIE MITCHELL)

Retired National Hockey League defenseman Willie Mitchell loves to fish, as he shared us with us in this 2014 profile. So it’s no surprise that Mitchell is spending life as a retired hockey player and Stanley Cup champion fishing (and landing some trophies).

Mitchell, like he talked about in our feature story on the former Los Angeles King, is also a dedicated conservationist who has tirelessly worked to protect wild salmon in his native British Columbia. He’s a really informative follow on Twitter (@Willie_Mitch33). Keep up the good work, Willie.