Todd White

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Todd White
Todd White 2008.jpg
Born (1975-05-21) May 21, 1975 (age 39)
Kanata, ON, CAN
Height 5 ft 10 in (178 cm)
Weight 195 lb (88 kg; 13 st 13 lb)
Position Centre
Shot Left
Played for Chicago Blackhawks
Philadelphia Flyers
Ottawa Senators
Minnesota Wild
Atlanta Thrashers
New York Rangers
NHL Draft Undrafted
Playing career 1997–2011

Todd White (born May 21, 1975) is a former Canadian professional ice hockey player. He played 13 seasons in the National Hockey League (NHL) for the Chicago Blackhawks, Philadelphia Flyers, Ottawa Senators, Minnesota Wild, Atlanta Thrashers and New York Rangers.

Playing career[edit]

He played junior hockey for the Kanata Valley Lazers of the CJHL before heading to Clarkson University on a scholarship. As a senior, he was a finalist for the Hobey Baker Award.

Todd White signed as a free agent with the Chicago Blackhawks on August 6, 1997. That year, he made his NHL debut and scored his first goal. The following year, he played 35 games at the NHL level and scored 13 points. In 1999–2000, Todd played one NHL game with the Blackhawks before being traded on January 26 to the Philadelphia Flyers for a conditional draft pick. He then played three NHL games (one goal) with the Flyers.

On July 12, 2000, White signed as a free agent with the Ottawa Senators. In 16 NHL games that year, he scored four goals. In the post-season, he played his first two playoff games against the Toronto Maple Leafs.

In 2001–02, White joined the NHL ranks full time. He played in 81 games and scored 20 goals and 50 points. The Senators, however, fell 15 points in the standings and finished third in the Northeast Division. In the playoffs, White scored four points in 12 games as the team reached the second round before losing to the Maple Leafs.

In 2002–03, White finished third on the team with 25 goals and 60 points. He also finished second with 35 assists and a 17.4 shooting percentage. He won the Senators' Player of the Month honour for December. In the playoffs, White scored six points in 18 games. On May 19 in game five of the Eastern Conference final, with the Senators down 3–1 in the series, White scored a goal and earned third-star honours in the team's 3–1 victory on home ice.

In 2003–04, White scored 29 points in 53 games as the Senators finished sixth overall in the league standings. In the playoffs, the Senators lost in the opening round against the Maple Leafs. After that season he was traded to the Minnesota Wild for a fourth round draft pick, where he played until 2007 before being signed to a four-year contract with the Atlanta Thrashers.

In the 2008-09 season, Todd White enjoyed his best statistical season to date playing alongside youngster Bryan Little and prolific goal scorer Ilya Kovalchuk, recording 22 goals along with 51 assists. The trio was known in various hockey circles as the "Little White Russian" line.

On August 2, 2010 Todd White was traded to the New York Rangers for Donald Brashear and Patrick Rissmiller.[1]

Career statistics[edit]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1993–94 Clarkson University NCAA 33 10 11 21 28
1994–95 Clarkson University NCAA 34 14 16 30 44
1995–96 Clarkson University NCAA 38 29 43 72 36
1996–97 Clarkson University NCAA 37 38 36 74 22
1997–98 Indianapolis Ice IHL 65 46 36 82 28 5 2 3 5 4
1997–98 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 7 1 0 1 2
1998–99 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 35 5 8 13 20
1998–99 Chicago Wolves IHL 25 11 13 24 8 10 1 4 5 8
1999–00 Philadelphia Phantoms AHL 32 19 24 43 12 5 2 3 5 4
1999–00 Cleveland Lumberjacks IHL 42 21 30 51 32
1999–00 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 1 0 0 0 0
1999–00 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 3 1 0 1 0
2000–01 Grand Rapids Griffins IHL 64 22 32 54 20 10 4 4 8 10
2000–01 Ottawa Senators NHL 16 4 1 5 4 2 0 0 0 0
2001–02 Ottawa Senators NHL 81 20 30 50 24 12 2 2 4 6
2002–03 Ottawa Senators NHL 80 25 35 60 28 18 5 1 6 6
2003–04 Ottawa Senators NHL 53 9 20 29 22 7 1 0 1 4
2004–05 Södertälje SK SEL 1 0 1 1 4
2005–06 Minnesota Wild NHL 61 19 21 40 18
2006–07 Minnesota Wild NHL 77 13 31 44 24 4 0 0 0 0
2007–08 Atlanta Thrashers NHL 74 14 23 37 36
2008–09 Atlanta Thrashers NHL 82 22 51 73 24
2009–10 Atlanta Thrashers NHL 65 7 19 26 24
2010–11 New York Rangers NHL 18 1 1 2 2
2010–11 Connecticut Whale AHL 9 3 2 5 0
NHL totals 653 141 240 381 228 43 8 3 11 16

Awards and honours[edit]

Award Year
All-ECAC Hockey Second Team 1995–96
AHCA East Second-Team All-American 1995–96
All-ECAC Hockey First Team 1996–97
AHCA East First-Team All-American 1996–97
ECAC Hockey All-Tournament Team 1997

References[edit]

  1. ^ "New York Rangers acquire Todd White". MVPGotham.com. 2010-08-02. Retrieved 2010-08-02. 

External links[edit]

Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Éric Perrin
ECAC Hockey Player of the Year
1996–97
Succeeded by
Ray Giroux