The Chicago Blackhawks today released the following statement on the passing of Bill White:
"The Chicago Blackhawks organization extends its thoughts and heartfelt condolences to Bill White's family as we mourn his loss. He will be remembered as a leader, generous teammate and tough player to play against. His energetic style helped the Blackhawks see great success during his tenure with the team."
White played with the Blackhawks from 1969-76 and spent a total of nine seasons in the National Hockey League. The defenseman scored 30 goals and tallied 149 assists while wearing a Blackhawks sweater and won a gold medal with Team Canada in the 1972 Summit Series. He appeared in six consecutive All-Star Games (1969-74) and helped the team reach the playoffs in all seven of his seasons with Chicago. White served as head coach of the Blackhawks for the final 46 games of the 1976-77 season.