ST. LOUIS – St. Louis Blues Executive Vice President and General Manager Doug Armstrong announced Tuesday that defenseman Colin White has been invited to training camp on a professional tryout basis.
White, 35, appeared in 54 games for the San Jose Sharks last season posting 4 points (1 goal, 3 assists) and 21 penalty minutes.
The 6-foot-3, 215-pound defenseman is a veteran of 12 National Hockey League (NHL) seasons, including 11 with the New Jersey Devils with whom he won the Stanley Cup in both 2000 and 2003. Overall, White has dressed in 797 career games, amassing 129 points (21 goals, 108 assists) and 869 penalty minutes. He has 17 points (3 goals, 14 assists) in 114 career playoff games.
The New Glasgow, Nova Scotia native was originally drafted by New Jersey in the second round (49th overall) of the 1996 Entry Draft.
Colin White, huh? Interesting. No guarantee he makes the team but its pretty clear that the Blues are pretty weak on the left side if they're bringing in White for a try-out. I could see him certainly beating out Woywitka for the 7th spot. I don't think he has enough left in the tank to be a serious option as Petro's partner though. In any event, it should make camp interesting and make Woywitka sweat!
Apparently the guys are calling Tarasenko "Frank" now hahaha
Yeah, apparently they started referring to him as Tank but Tarasenko said he didn’t like Tank and preferred Vladi. Jackman informed him that they already have a Vladi (Sobotka) and now it sounds like Oshie came up with Frank as an alternative.
No matter what they end up calling him, I just think it’s a good thing that the locker room seems so lighthearted, joking, happy, etc. that they’re bothering to tease a rookie this much!
The Frank nickname came up in the town hall after the first practice. Panger was giving him a hard time and threw that out there (or Oshie threw it out there....can't remember who). Tarasenko didn't seem to thrilled by it (but it was hard to read if he understood exactly what was going on or if he just didn't care too much on the subject).