Alton White

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Alton White
Born (1945-05-31) May 31, 1945 (age 72)
Amherst, NS, CAN
Height 5 ft 9 in (175 cm)
Weight 175 lb (79 kg; 12 st 7 lb)
Position Right Wing/Centre
Shot Right
Played for New York Raiders
Los Angeles Sharks
Michigan Stags/Baltimore Blades
Playing career 1965–1975

Alton White (born May 31, 1945 in Amherst, Nova Scotia) is a retired professional Canadian ice hockey player. He played three seasons in the World Hockey Association with the New York Raiders, Los Angeles Sharks, and the Michigan Stags/Baltimore Blades.[1] White is best known for being the second player of African descent, after Willie O'Ree, to have played on a professional major league ice hockey team[2] and for being the first hockey player of African descent to score 20 goals in a single season for a major league team. He scored 21 goals and 21 assists for the Los Angeles Sharks during the 1972-73 season. During the same 72-73 season, he became the first black player in history to score a Hat-trick, three goals in a game, in a major league professional game.[2]


  1. ^ "Alton White's player profile". Hockey Retrieved 2010-08-10. 
  2. ^ a b "Rink Rookie Makes Hockey History", Ebony: 64–68, April 1973 

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