|Born||December 12, 1977,|
New Glasgow, Nova Scotia, Canada
|6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)|
215 lb (98 kg; 15 st 5 lb)
|Pro clubs||New Jersey Devils|
San Jose Sharks
|NHL Draft||49th overall, 1996|
New Jersey Devils
Playing career[edit | edit source]
In 1997, White won the Memorial Cup with the Hull Olympiques.
Early in his career, White had his best season production-wise during the 2000–01 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 P. A. 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.
On May 31, 2012, It was announced White will have his jersey number 24 retired by his junior team the Gatineau Olympiques, formerly the Hull Olympiques. He became the fifth player to have his Jersey retired joining the likes of Luc Robitaille and Jose Theodore on November 8, 2012.
At the conclusion of the 2012–13 NHL lockout, after accepting an invitation to the St. Louis Blues training camp, on January 18, 2013, the Blues announced that they had released White from his professional tryout.
Post Retirement[edit | edit source]
Personal[edit | edit source]
White has three children: Hunter, 11, who plays for the Peewee A Major North Jersey Avalanche Hockey team, and Jordyn, 14 and Cale, 7. White grew up in New Glasgow, N.S. He would earn more than $22 million in his NHL playing days.
Career statistics[edit | edit source]
|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||—||—||—||—||—|
|1999–2000||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||—||—||—||—||—|
|2011–12||San Jose Sharks||NHL||54||1||3||4||21||3||1||0||1||0|
Awards and honours[edit | edit source]
|Stanley Cup (New Jersey Devils)||1999–2000|
|NHL All-Rookie Team||2000–01|
|Stanley Cup (New Jersey Devils)||2002–03|
References[edit | edit source]
- White's eye injury worrisome. nj.com (2007-09-19). Retrieved on 2011-12-04.
- White plays for first time this season despite eye injury. ESPN (2007-11-21). Retrieved on 2011-03-14.
- 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.
- Whites' jersey to be retired tonight. tgnews.com (2012-11-08). Retrieved on 2012-11-08.
- Blues release veteran White. St. Louis Blues (2013-01-18). Retrieved on 2013-01-18.
- Peewee A Blue Tier 2. Retrieved on 2016-10-13.