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Sport Chek Prospect Profile: Colin White

by Craig Medaglia / Ottawa Senators

Vitals

  • Position: Right Wing
  • Date of birth: 1/30/1997
  • Shoots: Right
  • Height: 6'0
  • Weight: 183 lbs
  • 2014-15 team: USA Under-18 (NTDP)

Scouting Report

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

Profile

  • 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

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