|John Colin White
Height: 6' 4", Weight: 220 pounds
Born: 12.12.77 New Glascow, Nova Scotia
|How he arrived: Via Entry Draft
How he left: Signed as a free agent with the San Jose Sharks, 8.3.11
|Regular Season Statistics with the Franchise
Stats in bold signifies team leader.
At his best, White was someone that couldn't be pushed around... No, he does the pushing instead. Sometimes he does
it so hard, he ends up doing something illegal. (Just in a PIM sort of way. Nothing THAT extreme.) That's why a few
friends of mine called him Mr. Anger Management.
That style and mentality proved to be an asset when Scott Stevens retired. They played so much alike in that regard,
really. The only difference is offensive output. Not Whitey's thing.
Things took a freakish turn for the worse during training camp in 07. White deflected a shot during practice that hit his
nose near his right eye, blinding him momentarily. He sat out the first couple months of the season, and even when he
did return, his eye still had some blurriness, be it not so much to where he couldn't play, but as a precaution wore a
3/4 face shield. His physical presence had backed off, but still played solid defense. The effort would garner him a
name drop for the Masterton award.
He needed to get angry again. Nobody likes playing against him when he's angry. That never happened, though.
Instead, with one year left on his contract, and on-ice struggles evident, he was waived, then had that last year bought
out. That opened the door for his signing with the Sharks.
He did have a PTO with the Blues for the training camp immediately after the lockout ended, but he didn't make the
After he retired, he became an active member of the Devils' Alumni Association.
|Playoff Statistics with the Franchise
|Entry Draft: 1996 Second Round Pick (49th overall) by the
New Jersey Devils