39-Year-Old Defenseman – Free Agent
Colin White Contract Information:
Released by the Blues in January of 2013.
The Blues have released White, Lou Korac of the Alton Telegraph reports.
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Yes, Colin White is still in the league. The San Jose coaching staff and fan base got to experience the wonder of having White on their team last year, the same wonder the New Jersey Devils endured for 11 seasons. White may have peaked during the Devils' Cup win in 2000 and failed to become a shutdown defender after the departures of Brian Rafalski and Scott Niedermayer. White was never a scorer in his career, but his painstakingly slow foot speed and poor positioning didn't earn him a consistent role with the Sharks last season.
White had a pedestrian season in 2010-11 as his former Devils squad floundered to open the season. Injuries limited White to 59 games and six assists. He's a defensive player in the twilight of his career and won't contribute much offensively, but he'll give the Sharks some extra insurance on the blue line.
White is the veteran statesman on the New Jersey roster and will see plenty of minutes. He's the very model of a defensive defenseman and will top off around 15 points at the most.
White posted the second highest point total of his career, which includes two Stanley Cup rings. His 18 points are great if you're in a league that rewards defensive defensemen's production, but other than that, White won't be much of a factor in fantasy hockey. He's a solid defenseman the Devils will rely on to shut down the opposition.
White will again be one of the Devils defensive leaders. He's not much of an offensive talent, but he'll be counted on to shut down the opposition.
White was one of the league's most improved blueliners when the smart money said he would have trouble adjusting to the new rules. White still isn't on the fantasy radar as he doesn't drop the gloves enough and doesn't find himself on the scoresheet often.
Likely to be one of the top blueliners for New Jersey this season, White will see increased ice time and responsibility. He's not much of an offensive threat, but he'll be one of the Devils more important players but he should approach 100 minutes in penalties.