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Position Centre
Shoots Right
Height
Weight
6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
190 lb (86 kg)
NHL Team (P)
Cur. Team
San Jose Sharks
U. of Minnesota (WCHA)
Nationality USA
Born January 20 1989 (1989-01-20) (age 21),
Grand Rapids, Minnesota
NHL Draft 25th overall, 2007
Vancouver Canucks
Pro Career TBD – present

Patrick White (born January 20, 1989) is an American ice hockey centre who plays for the University of Minnesota Golden Gophers of the Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA) and is a Prospect for the San Jose Sharks of the National Hockey League (NHL).

Prior to joining the Golden Gophers, White played four seasons of high school hockey in the Minnesota State High School League with the Grand Rapids High School Thunderhawks. Although he was drafted twice by junior ice hockey teams—the Seattle Thunderbirds of the Western Hockey League (WHL) in 2004 and the Tri-City Storm of the United States Hockey League (USHL) in 2005—he chose to play for his high school instead. White was drafted in the first round, 25th overall by the Vancouver Canucks in the 2007 NHL Entry Draft, before being traded to the Sharks in 2009.

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Playing career

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Grand Rapids High School

White joined the hockey team at Grand Rapids High School when he began his education at the school. In his first season, he finished with seven points in 26 games. At the end of the season, White was drafted in the tenth round, 195th overall by the Seattle Thunderbirds of the Western Hockey League (WHL) in the 2004 WHL Bantam Draft although he declined to join the team, opting rather to continue with Grand Rapids. The next season, White greatly improved his statistics, finishing the season with 33 points in 26 games. In the offseason, he was drafted in the second round, 13th overall by the Tri-City Storm of the United States Hockey League (USHL) in the 2005 Futures Draft, although opted once again to continue with Grand Rapids.

In his third season with Grand Rapids, White led the team with 52 points in 30 games, earning Associated Press (AP) All-State honorable mention, Duluth News Tribune Second Team All-Area, and Iron Range All-Conference honors. He also helped Grand Rapids finish runner-up at the Minnesota State High School Boys Hockey Tournament, earning All-Tournament Team honors after finishing with five goals in three games.

Prior to his senior season with Grand Rapids, White signed a letter of intent to play for the University of Minnesota following his season. In his final season at Grand Rapids, White finished scored 49 points in 30 games to be named AP Player of the Year, Duluth News Tribune Player of the Year, AP All-State First Team, St. Paul Pioneer Press]] All-State First Team, Duluth News Tribune First-Team All-Area, and Iron Range All-Conference. He was also a finalist for the Minnesota Mr. Hockey award, eventually losing the award to Cretin-Derham Hall High School defenseman Ryan McDonagh. Once again, he led Grand Rapids to a second place finish at the Minnesota State High School Boys Hockey Tournament, earning All-Tournament Team honors for the second consecutive year. White also played in twelve games for the Tri-City Storm of the USHL, split before and after his high school season, scoring eight goals and one assist. Following the season, White entered the 2007 NHL Entry Draft ranked 23rd overall among North American skaters. On June 22, 2007, he was drafted 25th overall by the Vancouver Canucks.

University of Minnesota

White joined the University of Minnesota for the 2007–08 season. Early into his freshman season, he scored the game winning goal against the University of Michigan in the championship game of the 2007 Ice Breaker Invitational. The goal was the first of White's college career. White finished his freshman year with ten points in 45 games while leader the Golden Gophers with a plus/minus rating of plus-nine. Furthermore, the Golden Gophers failed to lose any game in which White scored a point, earning seven wins and two ties.

White's sophomore season with the Golden Gophers began as a disappointment. He did not record his first goal until the last weekend of November in the Golden Gophers' fourteenth game of the season. However, White quickly turned his play around, scoring four goals in the Golden Gophers' next ten games, including the game winning goal 1:38 into overtime at the 2009 Dodge Holiday Classic to lead the Golden Gophers to a 3–2 victory over Northeastern University. White scored two goals in the two-game tournament, earning All-Tournament Team honors.

In the off-season following his sophomore year in the WCHA, White was traded from the Canucks to the San Jose Sharks, along with fellow prospect Daniel Rahimi, in exchange for defencemen Christian Ehrhoff and Brad Lukowich on August 28, 2009.

International play

Medal record
Competitor for Flag of the United States United States
Men's ice hockey
World U18 Championships
Silver 2007 Finland

White was first exposed to international ice hockey when he represented the United States at the 2005 Under-17 Five Nations Tournament in Huttwil, Switzerland, competing against teams from the Czech Republic, Germany, Slovakia, and Switzerland. White helped the United States to first place with a record of 3–0–1, finishing the tournament with two points including an assist on the game-winning goal in the final game.

Two years later, White was named to the United States team for the 2007 IIHF World U18 Championships in Finland, his first International Ice Hockey Federation-sanctioned event. White scored three goals and two assists in seven games—including a two-goal performance against Latvia in which he scored the game-winning goal—as the United States lost 6–5 to Russia in the gold medal game.

Career statistics

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2003–04 Grand Rapids High School Minnesota State High School League 26 2 5 7
2004–05 Grand Rapids High School MSHSL 26 18 15 33
2005–06 Grand Rapids High School MSHSL 30 23 29 52
2006–07 Grand Rapids High School MSHSL 30 18 31 49
2006–07 Tri-City Storm USHL 12 8 1 9 4
2007–08 University of Minnesota WCHA 45 6 4 10 20
2008–09 University of Minnesota WCHA 36 7 9 16 18
WCHA totals 81 13 13 26 38

International statistics

Year Team Event   GP G A Pts PIM
2005 United States U17 4 1 1 2 0
2007 United States U18 7 3 2 5 6
Junior totals 7 3 2 5 6

Awards

  • 2006 – AP All-State honorable mention
  • 2006 – Duluth News Tribune Second Team All-Area
  • 2006 – Iron Range All-Conference
  • 2006 – MSHSL All-Tournament Team
  • 2007 – AP All-State First Team
  • 2007 – AP Player of the Year
  • 2007 – Duluth News Tribune First-Team All-Area
  • 2007 – Duluth News Tribune Player of the Year
  • 2007 – Iron Range All-Conference
  • 2007 – St. Paul Pioneer Press All-State First Team
  • 2007 – MSHSL All-Tournament Team

Transactions

External links

  • Patrick White's career stats at The Internet Hockey Database
  • Official Minnesota Golden Gophers profile
Preceded by
Michael Grabner
Vancouver Canucks first round draft pick
2007
Succeeded by
Cody Hodgson

This article uses material from the "Patrick White" article on the Ice Hockey wiki at Wikia and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License.

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