Colin has a lot of hockey sense and a strong two-way game. He is a strong competitor and brings a solid effort every night. He has high end skill and makes the players around him better. - NHL Central Scouting’s Dave Gregory
White averaged one point per game with the U.S. Under-18 team in 2014-15, finishing sixth on the club with 54 points (23-31—54) despite missing 11 games with mononucleosis and a wrist injury.
In his first season with the United States National Team Development Program in Ann Arbor, Mich., White paced the under-17 team in goals (33) and ranked second in points (33-30—63) behind Jeremy Bracco (No. 60 NA Skater).
White scored the gold medal-clinching goal in overtime at the 2015 Under-18 World Junior Championship to lift the U.S. over Finland for its sixth title in seven years. He finished with nine points (6-3—9) in seven games, aided by a hat trick against Canada in the semifinal, and tied for second on the club in goals behind Auston Matthews (eligible for 2016 NHL Draft).
At the 2014 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge, White averaged three points per game and paced the tournament in goals (10), assists (8 – tied) and points (18) to help the U.S. capture gold.
White’s parents both hail from Pittsburgh and have athletic backgrounds – his father, Mark, played football and track and field at Georgia Tech and his mother, Christine, played tennis at Florida State.
He grew up idolizing Mario Lemieux and his favorite piece of sports memorabilia is his Lemieux - Pittsburgh Penguins jersey.
White has committed to Boston College for the fall of 2015.
White overcomes illness, injury to excel for USNTDP
I just try to let things play out. Don't try to push anything too hard, just try to work hard every day and let the other things take care of itself. - Kyle Connor