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Sharks Add Depth On The Blueline

by San Jose Sharks Staff / San Jose Sharks
Sharks Executive Vice President and General Manager Doug Wilson announced today that the club has acquired defenseman Ian White from the Carolina Hurricanes in exchange for a second round selection in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft.

White, 27, has played in 50 games this season with Calgary and Carolina, posting a combined 16 points (two goals, 14 assists) and 18 penalty minutes.

“We think Ian is a great fit for our club, based on his abilities, style of play and his age,” said Wilson. “He’s a great competitor who is responsible in his own end. He moves the puck well, can play on the power play and we like his right-handed shot.”

White was acquired by Carolina from Calgary on Nov. 17, 2010. He was originally drafted by the Toronto Maple Leafs in the sixth round (191st overall) in the 2002 NHL Entry Draft.

In 378 NHL games with Toronto, Calgary and Carolina, White has 133 points (34 goals, 99 assists), a plus-nine rating and 220 penalty minutes.

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