The Devils made a press release today stating that they have re-signed defenseman Colton White. The deal is a one-year, two-way contract worth $700,000 in the NHL and $90,000 at the AHL level for the restricted free agent.
The 23-year-old blueliner was a fourth-round selection by New Jersey in the 2015 NHL Draft, 97th overall. He has played the past three seasons in Binghamton of the American League. Last season, he had a goal and 11 assists (12 points) over 45 games. The press release mentioned that he had his best AHL season in 2018-19 when he set career highs in goals (seven), assists (23) and total points (30).
The left-shot d-man has 10 goals and 41 assists (51 points) in 163 total AHL games played. He also has 73 penalty minutes.
He made his NHL debut in 2018-19, playing three games for the New Jersey Devils. He finished those three games with two penalty minutes. He also played in six games at the NHL level in 2019-20.
White is a London, Ontario-native and played junior hockey with the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds of the OHL from 2013 to 2017 according to the press release. It was at the Soo that he led the Greyhounds’ defense with nine goals in 2015-16. That was a career high as were the 26 assists and total 35 points he notched in 68 games for the Hounds that season.
As the release notes, the 6-feet, 1-inch, 185-pounder was named an alternate captain for the Greyhounds in 2016-17. Over his OHL Playoff career, he scored a goal and two assists (three points) over 12 games. His regular season OHL totals read: 21 goals, 72 assists equaling 93 points to go with 86 PIMs over 256 games.