Two-Time Stanley Cup Champion Colin White Joins Devils Alumni Association
/ New Jersey Devils
Newark, N.J. (December 9, 2014) – Former New Jersey Devils defenseman Colin White, who helped the team win the Stanley Cup in 2000 and 2003, has joined the Devils Alumni Association. White will begin making appearances on behalf of the group this week.
“One of the more important and unique ways we are able to impact our community is through the Devils Alumni Association,” said Hugh Weber, New Jersey Devils and Prudential Center President. “The players have a special connection with fans after their careers, especially if they’ve raised the Cup, and we’re thrilled to see Colin be embraced by the Devils family again.”
The Devils Alumni Association was formed in 1999 to develop and execute community initiatives, including fundraisers, service programs, hockey clinics and special appearances, that promote youth and amateur hockey with the help of former Devils players.
The organization hosts or takes part in over 200 events each year, including its annual golf tournament, which has raised nearly $1 million since 2006. The Devils Alumni Association also awards four scholarships each spring – a total of 44 since 2004 – to New Jersey high school seniors who demonstrate outstanding achievement in and out of the classroom.
White joins Devils legends Ken Daneyko, Bruce Driver, Jim Dowd and Grant Marshall, who have been the faces of the Devils Alumni Association since each of their retirements from the NHL.
“I have a personal and special relationship with the Devils so it’s exciting to be a part of the team again, especially in a role where I can help the community,” said White. “The Devils are a first-class organization, where countless players and people have helped me throughout my career, and this is my opportunity to give back.”
White was selected by the Devils with the 49th overall pick in the 1996 NHL Entry Draft and played 11 of his 12 seasons in the league in New Jersey. As a defenseman, White accumulated double-digit points in six seasons, including 20 points in 2000-01 when he was named to the NHL All-Rookie Team.