SAN JOSE, Calif. -- San Jose Sharks Executive Vice President and General Manager Doug Wilson announced today that the team has signed defenseman Colin White to a one-year contract. In keeping with club policy, financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
“Colin is a tough, veteran defenseman who has a Stanley Cup on his resume,” said Wilson. “He plays a physical, style of hockey and is an excellent penalty killer who is known for his strong leadership qualities. You can never have enough quality defensemen.”
White, 33, has spent his entire career with the New Jersey Devils. In 11 seasons and 743 games with the Devils, he has posted 125 points (20 goals, 105 assists), 848 penalty minutes and is a plus-79.
The six-foot-four, 215-pound native of New Glascow, Nova Scotia has also appeared in 111 Stanley Cup Playoff games with the Devils, where he added 16 points (two goals, 14 assists) and 125 penalty minutes. He played 24 games with New Jersey in 2003 when they won the Stanley Cup.
He was originally selected by the Devils in the second round (49th overall) of the 1996 NHL Entry Draft.