White with the New Jersey Devils in 2008
December 12, 1977|
New Glasgow, Nova Scotia, Canada
|Height||6 ft 4 in (193 cm)|
|Weight||215 lb (98 kg; 15 st 5 lb)|
New Jersey Devils|
San Jose Sharks
49th overall, 1996|
New Jersey Devils
In 1997, White won the Memorial Cup with the Hull Olympiques.
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 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 ended with White fracturing Gervais' cheekbone.
White established himself as physical, defensive defenceman, often leading the Devils in penalty minutes to go with his relatively low offensive production. During his Devils tenure, White served several times 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 that White's jersey number 24 was to be 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 White accepted 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.
|1994–95||Laval Titan Collège Français||QMJHL||7||0||1||1||32||—||—||—||—||—|
|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|
|1999–2000||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||7||0||0||0||6|
|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
|Stanley Cup (New Jersey Devils)||1999–2000|
|NHL All-Rookie Team||2000–01|
|Stanley Cup (New Jersey Devils)||2002–03|
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- "White plays for first time this season despite eye injury". ESPN. November 21, 2007. Retrieved March 14, 2011.
- "Devils buy out White, Hunter after both clear waivers". The Sports Network. August 2, 2011. Archived from the original on September 10, 2011. Retrieved August 2, 2011.
- "Sharks sign D Colin White to one-year deal that costs San Jose $1 million". San Jose Mercury News. August 3, 2011. Retrieved August 3, 2011.
- "Whites' jersey to be retired tonight". tgnews.com. November 8, 2012. Retrieved November 8, 2012.
- "Blues release veteran White". St. Louis Blues. January 18, 2013. Retrieved January 18, 2013.
- Unknown. "Peewee A Blue Tier 2". nj avalanche points streak. Archived from the original on October 14, 2016. Retrieved October 13, 2016.