Quotes from Panthers captain Willie Mitchell


- "It's flattering in one sense but it's also a lot of responsibility" - "You just want to settle in with your teammates and find your game and build toward your season so you're so focused in doing all those things here at West Point team building and having a great time, so it kind of caught me off guard. It's not taken lightly. - "When you wear [the captain's 'C'] it's an honor. There's so many great players in the NHL who wore the 'C' on their jersey representing their organization, team and the league. I always try to live up to myself everyday but also to those people around you who push the bar and you want to be at that bar. If people look at me in that light, it's cool.''

More from the Sun-Sentinel's Harvey Fialkov on Mitchell's honor and the Panthers at West Point here.