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Position D / W
Shoots Right
5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
191 lb (87 kg)
NHL Team Toronto Maple Leafs
Born June 4 1984 (1984-06-04) (age 25),
Steinbach, MB, CAN
NHL Draft 191st overall, 2002
Toronto Maple Leafs
Pro Career 2005 – present

Ian White (born June 4, 1984 in Steinbach, Manitoba) is a professional Canadian ice hockey player. He currently plays for the Toronto Maple Leafs.


Playing career

White was drafted by the Swift Current Broncos of the WHL in the 5th round, 89th overall in the 1999 WHL Bantam Draft. His first season with Swift Current was fairly successful as he scored 12 goals and 31 assists in 69 games which placed him seventh on the team in scoring. They finished the season first in the division. In White's second season with Swift Current, he fared much better, scoring 32 goals and 47 assists for 79 points in 70 games for second place on the team in scoring. This gave NHL teams interest in drafting him. White was drafted in the 2002 NHL Entry Draft by the Toronto Maple Leafs. The Leafs picked White in the 6th round, 191st overall. In 2002–03, White finished third on Swift Current in scoring with 24 goals and 44 assists for 68 points in 64 games and was named to the WHL's First All Star Team and the CHL's Second All Star Team. White played for Team Canada at the 2003 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships in Halifax, where Canada finished second place to Team Russia. White was primarily the seventh defenceman and powerplay specialist for Canada, where he scored 2 goals and 4 assists for 6 points in 6 games, and was one of the surprises of the tournament. White broke his left ankle in late October 2004 and thereby could not be afforded a spot on the 2004 World Junior team.

In the 2005–06 season, White was named to Team Canada for the Spengler Cup as one of 8 defenceman on the club. Canada made it into the final against Metallurg Magnitogorsk, losing by a score of 8–3. White scored 1 goal in the tournament. He also made his debut with the Toronto Maple Leafs, and scored five points (one goal and four assists) in his first five career NHL games.

In 2006–07, he scored 3 goals and 23 assists for a total of 26 points, leaving him tied for second in scoring among rookie defencemen. White spent much of the season playing with the hulking Hal Gill, giving rise to the nickname of "Barney (Rubble) and Fred (Flintstone)" due to the almost full foot in height Gill has on White, as well as the massive weight difference.

Due to the amount of defencemen on the roster for the 2008–09 season for the Maple Leafs, White was sat out for the first 11 games of the season before playing his first game in which he spent some time playing as a 3rd line forward. In spite of a lack of experience in the position, in eight games there he managed three goals, seven points, and a +5 plus/minus rating before returning to defence. As the season progressed, he received more and more ice time, eventually averaging over 25 minutes a game by the end of the year, and finishing 2008-2009 with 10 goals, 26 points, and a +6 plus/minus. His plus/minus is especially impressive considering Toronto's goals against average during the season and the fact that he was regularly played against top lines during the second half of the year.

Career statistics

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2000–01 Swift Current Broncos WHL 69 12 31 43 24 19 1 4 5 6
2001–02 Swift Current Broncos WHL 70 32 47 79 40 12 4 5 9 12
2002–03 Swift Current Broncos WHL 64 24 44 68 44 4 0 4 4 0
2003–04 Swift Current Broncos WHL 43 9 23 32 32 5 1 3 4 8
2003–04 St. John's Maple Leafs AHL 8 0 4 4 2
2004–05 St. John's Maple Leafs AHL 78 4 22 26 54 5 0 2 2 2
2005–06 Toronto Marlies AHL 59 8 29 37 42 5 1 4 5 4
2005–06 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 12 1 5 6 10
2006–07 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 76 3 23 26 40
2007–08 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 81 5 16 21 44
2008–09 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 71 10 16 26 57
NHL totals 239 19 60 79 151


  • 2001–02 - WHL's Most Sportsmanlike Player
  • 2002–03 - World Junior Championships silver medal
  • 2002–03 - CHL's 2nd All Star Team
  • 2002–03 - WHL's 1st All Star Team

External links

  • Ian White's career stats at The Internet Hockey Database
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