|Colin White (b. 1977)|
| 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)|
225 lb (102 kg)
| NHL Team|
| San Jose Sharks|
New Jersey Devils
|Born|| December 12 1977,|
New Glasgow, NS, CAN
|NHL Draft|| 49th overall, 1996|
New Jersey Devils
|Pro Career||1997 – present|
John Colin White (born December 12, 1977) is a professional ice hockey defenceman who currently plays for the San Jose Sharks of the National Hockey League. He previously played with the New Jersey Devils of the National Hockey League.
White was drafted 49th overall in the 1996 NHL Entry Draft by the New Jersey Devils and was a familiar face on the blue line ther since he came up from Albany late in the 1999–2000 season. He would help Devils to their second Stanley Cup later that year and do the same a few years later, helping the Devils win their third Stanley Cup in 2003.
Early in his career, White had his best season production-wise during the 2000–2001 season, where he put up 20 points, helping the Devils to the Stanley Cup finals.
During the 2007–08 pre-season, White suffered a serious eye injury. During a team practice on September 19, "White was defending against two-on-one rushes when John Madden gave rookie Nicklas Bergfors the puck for a shot that deflected off White's stick and hit him in the nose and near the right eye." White was able to return to the lineup on November 21 to play in the Devils' 2-1 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins. Despite still suffering from some blurred vision in his right eye, he was able to play over 17 minutes, blocked 2 shots, and was credited with six of the Devils' fifteen hits. White quickly returned to his regular spot in the Devils line-up, where he began wearing a protective visor on his helmet.
In the 2008-09 season, White played a total of 71 games, finishing the season with one goal, 17 assists and a +18 rating, one of his highest career offensive seasons.
On February 2, 2010, for the first time in nearly four years, White fought Maple Leafs defensemen Dion Phaneuf for taking a run at teammate Zach Parise's head. Had White been hit near his previously injured eye during the fight, his career could have been in jeopardy. The following season, White fought for the second time in as many years when he dropped the gloves with Bruno Gervais of the New York Islanders. White had previously hit Pierre Parenteau, which sparked the fight that would ultimately end in White fracturing Gervais' cheekbone.
White has established himself as physical, defensive defenceman, often leading the Devils in penalty minutes to go with his relatively low offensive production. Also during his Devils tenure, White has several times served as an alternate captain.
On August 1, 2011, White was placed on waivers by the New Jersey Devils along with Trent Hunter. He was then bought out from the final year of his contract on August 2 after clearing. On August 3, White was signed by the San Jose Sharks to a 1-year, $1M contract.
Awards and honors
|1997–98||Albany River Rats||AHL||76||3||13||16||235||13||0||0||0||55|
|1998–99||Albany River Rats||AHL||77||2||12||14||265||5||0||1||1||8|
|1999–00||Albany River Rats||AHL||52||5||21||26||176||—||—||—||—||—|
|1999–00||New Jersey Devils||NHL||21||2||1||3||40||23||1||5||6||18|
|2000–01||New Jersey Devils||NHL||82||1||19||20||155||25||0||3||3||42|
|2001–02||New Jersey Devils||NHL||73||2||3||5||133||6||0||0||0||2|
|2002–03||New Jersey Devils||NHL||72||5||8||13||98||24||0||5||5||29|
|2003–04||New Jersey Devils||NHL||75||2||11||13||96||5||0||0||0||4|
|2005–06||New Jersey Devils||NHL||73||3||14||17||91||4||0||0||0||4|
|2006–07||New Jersey Devils||NHL||69||0||8||8||69||2||0||0||0||2|
|2007–08||New Jersey Devils||NHL||57||2||8||10||26||5||0||0||0||6|
|2008–09||New Jersey Devils||NHL||71||1||17||18||46||7||0||1||1||6|
|2009–10||New Jersey Devils||NHL||81||2||10||12||46||5||1||0||1||8|
|2010–11||New Jersey Devils||NHL||69||0||6||6||48||—||—||—||—||—|
- ↑ Schwartz, Adam. "What's In A Name?", NHL.com, 2008-03-17. Retrieved on 2008-04-24.
- ↑ White's eye injury worrisome
- ↑ White plays for first time this season despite eye injury
- ↑ "Devils buy out White, Hunter after both clear waivers". The Sports Network (2011-08-02). Retrieved on 2011-08-02.
- ↑ "Sharks sign D Colin White to one-year deal that costs San Jose $1 million". San Jose Mercury News (2011-08-03). Retrieved on 2011-08-03.
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