Ryan White (ice hockey)

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Ryan White
Ryan White (Hamilton Bulldogs).jpg
White during his time with the Hamliton Bulldogs
Born (1988-03-17) March 17, 1988 (age 30)
Brandon, Manitoba, Canada
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight 200 lb (91 kg; 14 st 4 lb)
Position Center
Shoots Right
AHL team
Former teams
Iowa Wild
Montreal Canadiens
Philadelphia Flyers
Arizona Coyotes
Minnesota Wild
NHL Draft 66th overall, 2006
Montreal Canadiens
Playing career 2008–present

Ryan White (born March 17, 1988) is a Canadian professional ice hockey center who is currently playing with the Iowa Wild in the American Hockey League (AHL). He has previously played for the Montreal Canadiens, Philadelphia Flyers, Arizona Coyotes and Minnesota Wild.

Playing career[edit]

White grew up playing in the Brandon minor hockey system before graduating to the aaa midget level. In his first and only year of AAA, White led the wheat kings to a gold medal at the 04 Telus cup.

White spent four seasons, from 2004–05 to 2007–08, in the Western Hockey League with the Calgary Hitmen. He was drafted by the Montreal Canadiens in the third round, 66th overall, in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft. Following his WHL career, White was assigned to the Canadiens' minor league affiliate, the Hamilton Bulldogs of the American Hockey League (AHL), where he recorded 29 points in 80 games as a rookie in 2008–09.

White made his NHL debut in a call-up with the Montreal Canadiens on November 5, 2009 against the Boston Bruins, recording an assist.[1] He was called up once again for a game against the Ottawa Senators the following month on December 8. After playing in the first period of that game, he pulled from the game after the NHL noticed he was playing, despite the Canadiens not having properly reported his call-up to the league before the 5 p.m. deadline.[2]

He scored his first NHL goal as part of a Gordie Howe hat trick during a game against the Minnesota Wild on March 20, 2011.[3]

On August 7, 2014, having left the Canadiens organization as a free agent, White signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Philadelphia Flyers.[4]

On July 1, 2016, he signed as a free agent to a one-year deal with the Arizona Coyotes.[5] In adding a physical presence in a depth role to the Coyotes, White added 7 goals and 13 points in 46 games during the 2016–17 season, before he was traded alongside Martin Hanzal and a fourth-round pick in 2017, to the Minnesota Wild in exchange for a 1st-round pick in 2017, 2nd-round pick in 2018, conditional 4th-round pick in 2019, and Grayson Downing on February 26, 2017.[6]

On August 29, 2017, the Vancouver Canucks signed White to a PTO in order to attend training camp.[7] However, on October 7, he was released by the Canucks.[8]With the 2017–18 season underway, White signed a professional tryout contract with the Boston Bruins on October 10.[9] After practicing and traveling with the Bruins for nearly a month, White and the Bruins agreed on a mutual release from his PTO on November 6.[10] On November 17, 2017, White secured an initial PTO contract with the San Diego Gulls of the AHL, affiliate to the Anaheim Ducks.[11]

White appeared in 21 games with the Gulls for 9 points before he was released from his PTO on February 8, 2018.[12] The following day, White was signed to the Iowa Wild on a Standard Player Contract (SPC), marking a return of sorts within the Minnesota Wild organisation.[13]

Career statistics[edit]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2004–05 Calgary Hitmen WHL 63 9 14 23 95 12 2 1 3 26
2005–06 Calgary Hitmen WHL 72 20 33 53 121 13 3 4 7 18
2006–07 Calgary Hitmen WHL 72 34 55 89 97 18 6 8 14 36
2007–08 Calgary Hitmen WHL 68 28 44 72 98 16 6 11 17 8
2008–09 Hamilton Bulldogs AHL 80 11 18 29 68 6 3 1 4 9
2009–10 Hamilton Bulldogs AHL 62 17 17 34 173 19 4 5 9 47
2009–10 Montreal Canadiens NHL 16 0 2 2 16
2010–11 Hamilton Bulldogs AHL 33 3 9 12 77 13 2 6 8 37
2010–11 Montreal Canadiens NHL 27 2 3 5 38 7 0 0 0 2
2011–12 Montreal Canadiens NHL 20 0 3 3 61
2011–12 Hamilton Bulldogs AHL 4 4 1 5 26
2012–13 Montreal Canadiens NHL 26 1 0 1 67 3 1 0 1 23
2013–14 Montreal Canadiens NHL 52 2 4 6 50
2014–15 Lehigh Valley Phantoms AHL 11 1 2 3 39
2014–15 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 34 6 6 12 30
2015–16 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 73 11 5 16 101 6 1 0 1 28
2016–17 Arizona Coyotes NHL 46 7 6 13 70
2016–17 Minnesota Wild NHL 19 2 1 3 14 3 0 0 0 4
2017–18 San Diego Gulls AHL 21 3 6 9 52
2017–18 Iowa Wild AHL 23 2 6 8 57
NHL totals 313 31 30 61 447 19 2 0 2 57

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bruins avoid historic shutout but lose in shootout to Canadiens". CBS Sports. 2009-11-05. Retrieved 2010-08-18. 
  2. ^ "McKenzie: Habs facing fine after using ineligible player". The Sports Network. 2009-12-10. Retrieved 2009-12-10. 
  3. ^ "Numbers Game: March 20". Montreal Canadiens. 2011-03-20. Retrieved 2011-03-20. 
  4. ^ "Ryan White, Flyers agree to one-year contract". National Hockey League. 2014-08-07. Retrieved 2014-08-07. 
  5. ^ "Coyotes sign White to one-year contract". Arizona Coyotes. 2016-07-01. Retrieved 2016-07-01. 
  6. ^ "Wild acquire Hanzal, White from Coyotes". The Sports Network. 2017-02-26. Retrieved 2017-02-26. 
  7. ^ "Canucks sign free agent Ryan White to PTO". Vancouver Canucks. 2017-08-29. Retrieved 2017-08-29. 
  8. ^ "#Canucks confirm Ryan White has been medically cleared and released from his PTO". Twitter. October 7, 2017. Retrieved October 12, 2017. 
  9. ^ Conroy, Steve (October 10, 2017). "Danton Heinen recalled, Ryan White signed to a tryout contract". Boston Herald. Retrieved October 12, 2017. 
  10. ^ Haggerty, Joe (November 6, 2017). "Despite missing bodies, B's end tryout agreement with Ryan White". NBC Sports Boston. Retrieved November 7, 2017. 
  11. ^ "Gulls agree to PTO with Ryan White". San Diego Gulls. 2017-11-17. Retrieved 2017-11-17. 
  12. ^ "The Gulls have released forward Ryan White from his PTO". San Diego Gulls. 2018-02-11. Retrieved 2018-02-13. 
  13. ^ "Iowa Wild signs forward Ryan White to SPC". Iowa Wild. 2018-02-09. Retrieved 2018-02-18. 

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