The Devils locked up one of their restricted free agents for one more year. Colton White signed a one-year, two-way contract. The contract is worth $750,000 at the NHL level and $130,000 in the AHL.
The 24-year-old defenseman, who played his first NHL game on March 13, 2019 (against the Edmonton Oilers, as per the press release put out by the Devils), has played in 11 total games at the NHL level.
From 2017-18 to 2020-21, White had been with the Devils’ AHL affiliate, the Binghamton Devils. Over 190 total American League games, he has 11 goals and 47 assists totaling 58 points. The press release notes that, for the 2020-21 season, he was named an alternate captain for Binghamton.
The London, Ontario native was chosen 97th overall (the Devils’ fourth pick) in the 2015 Draft. He was selected out of the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds of the Ontario Hockey League. With the Greyhounds, he racked up 93 points – 21 goals and 72 assists – over 256 OHL games. The press release notes that in juniors, he was also named an alternate captain for the 2015-16 and 2016-17 seasons.
In addition, he “was an OHL All-Star in 2016-17.” He also played in 46 OHL playoff games where he had a goal and eight assists (nine points).
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.
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).
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.
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.