Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Todd White
A graduate of the CJHL's Kanata Valley Lasers, Todd White played four seasons at Clarkson University where he was named an NCAA All-Star, an NCAA All-American and a Hobey Baker finalist before signing a free agent contract with the Chicago Blackhawks in 1997.

With the 'Hawks farm team, the Indianapolis Ice, White was an instant success. In 65 games he lit the lamp 46 times and added 36 assists and was named the IHL's Top Rookie. His impressive production earned him a call up to Chicago where he made his NHL debut. White played seven games in the Windy City and was able to score one goal. The following year he played 35 games for the Blackhawks and managed 13 points. In 1999-00 White played just a single game with the Chicago before heading to the minors. On January 26 the 'Hawks traded White to the Philadelphia Flyers for future considerations.

Though the Flyers summoned White for one game, his season was primarily spent in the minors. When his contract expired that summer, the former Golden Knight signed a free agent with the Ottawa Senators.

Though he played the bulk of the schedule with Ottawa's IHL affiliate, the Grand Rapids Griffins, at the end of the year he had worked his way into the Senators lineup for 16 games, as well as two playoff games. In the fall of 2001 White had a solid training camp for Senators, and with the off-season departures of Mike Sillinger and Alexei Yashin he had a great opportunity to find a full-time job in Ottawa. White earned a spot and made the most of his chance by scoring 20 goals and 50 points; which tied him for fourth in points on the team.

An offensively gifted player, White improved on his offensive totals in 2002-03, finishing the campaign with 25 goals and 60 points and was a solid plus-19 helping the Sens reach the Eastern Conference final before losing out in a hard-fought seven game series to the New Jersey Devils. In 2003-04, White was plagued by injuries that limited him to 53 games and shortly after the 2004-05 lock out ended he was acquired by the Minnesota Wild. In two seasons with the Wild, the talented all-around centreman would register 84 points appearing in four playoff games with the club.

In the summer of 2007 White signed with the Atlanta Thrashers as a unrestricted free agent.

White's first year in Atlanta was not anything spectacular from an offensive point of view. He scored 14 times and added 23 assists for the lowest full-season point total of his NHL career. The 2008-09 season would see White come back with a vengeance however. He scored 22 times and set new career highs in assists and points with 51 and 73 respectively.

On August 2, 2010 White was shipped to the New York Rangers in exchange for tough guy Donald Brashear and Patrick Rismiller.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1991-92 Kanata Valley Lasers ON-Jr.A 55 39 49 88 30
1992-93 Kanata Valley Lasers ON-Jr.A 49 51 87 138 46
1993-94 Clarkson Knights ECAC 33 10 12 22 28
1994-95 Clarkson Knights ECAC 34 13 16 29 44
1995-96 Clarkson Knights ECAC 38 29 43 72 36
1996-97 Clarkson Knights ECAC 37 38 36 74 22
1997-98 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 7 1 0 1 2 0
1997-98 Indianapolis Ice IHL 65 46 36 82 28 +18 5 2 3 5 4
1998-99 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 35 5 8 13 20 -1
1998-99 Chicago Wolves IHL 25 11 13 24 8 +4 10 1 4 5 8
1999-00 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 1 0 0 0 0 0
1999-00 Cleveland Lumberjacks IHL 42 21 30 51 32 +12
1999-00 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 3 1 0 1 0 -1
1999-00 Philadelphia Phantoms AHL 32 19 24 43 12 +15 5 2 1 3 8
2000-01 Ottawa Senators NHL 16 4 1 5 4 +5 2 0 0 0 0
2000-01 Grand Rapids Griffins IHL 64 22 32 54 20 +16 10 4 4 8 10
2001-02 Ottawa Senators NHL 81 20 30 50 24 +12 12 2 2 4 6
2002-03 Ottawa Senators NHL 80 25 35 60 28 +19 18 5 1 6 6
2003-04 Ottawa Senators NHL 53 9 20 29 22 +12 7 1 0 1 4
2004-05 Sodertalje SK Sweden 1 0 1 1 4
2005-06 Minnesota Wild NHL 61 19 21 40 18 -1
2006-07 Minnesota Wild NHL 77 13 31 44 24 +8 4 0 0 0 0
2007-08 Atlanta Thrashers NHL 74 14 23 37 36 -12
2008-09 Atlanta Thrashers NHL 82 22 51 73 24 -9
2009-10 Atlanta Thrashers NHL 65 7 19 26 24 -11
2010-11 New York Rangers NHL 18 1 1 2 2 -2
2010-11 Connecticut Whale AHL 9 3 2 5 0 -2
NHL Totals 653 141 240 381 228 43 8 3 11 16


ECAC Second All-Star Team (1996)
NCAA East Second All-American Team (1996)
ECAC First All-Star Team (1997)
ECAC Player of the Year (1997)
NCAA East First All-American Team (1997)
Garry F. Longman Memorial Trophy (IHL - Rookie of the Year) (1998)
Signed as a free agent by Chicago, August 27, 1997. Traded to Philadelphia by Chicago for future considerations, January 26, 2000. Signed as a free agent by Ottawa, July 12, 2000. Signed as a free agent by Sodertalje (Sweden), December 21, 2004. Traded to Minnesota by Ottawa for Colorado's 4th round pick (previously acquired, Ottawa selected Cody Bass) in 2005 NHL Draft, July 30, 2005. Signed as a free agent by Atlanta, July 1, 2007. Traded to NY Rangers by Atlanta for Donald Brashear and Patrick Rissmiller, August 2, 2010. Missed majority of 2010-11 as a healthy reserve.
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