Matt White (ice hockey)
August 23, 1989|
Whittier, California, U.S.
|Height||5 ft 10 in (178 cm)|
|Weight||185 lb (84 kg; 13 st 3 lb)|
|Position||Right Wing/Left Wing|
HDD Olimpija Ljubljana
In 2007 the native Californian began his junior career playing for the Omaha Lancers in the United States Hockey League (USHL). In the 2009–10 USHL season he was named the Player of the year as well as the most successful goal scorer in the league.
Within the same period White also played for the U. S. National Inline Team at the IIHF Inline Hockey World Championship. He won a gold medal 2013 and a bronze medal 2014 and was named the most successful goal scorer in the 2014 tournament.
He began the 2015–16 season in the ECHL with the Manchester Monarchs, on December 2, 2015, he was promoted to the American Hockey League (AHL) from the Milwaukee Admirals. He continued to play for the Admirals one more season.
In the 2017–18 season White returned to Europe and signed a contract with the Augsburger Panther, a team of Germanys highest level hockey league Deutsche Eishockey Liga (DEL). During his first DEL season he ranked as one of the top 10 scorers of the entire league.
After two seasons with the Augsburg in the DEL, White left as a free agent to sign a one-year contract with Russian club, HC Neftekhimik Nizhnekamsk of the KHL, on June 2, 2019. In the following 2019–20 season, White adapted quickly to KHL play positing 15 goals and 34 points in 60 games to lead Neftekhimik in scoring.
|2014–15||HDD Olimpija Ljubljana||EBEL||11||2||4||6||8||—||—||—||—||—|
Awards and honorsEdit
|USHL-Champion (Omaha Lancers)||2007–08|
|USHL Player of the Year||2009–10|
|Dave Tyler Junior Player of the Year Award||2009–10|
|USHL All-Star Team||2009–10|
|WCHA All-Academic Team||2010–11|
|ECHL Player of the Week||2014–15|||
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- "Reign's White happy to be home". carubberhockey.com. October 1, 2014. Retrieved July 22, 2018.
- "Fifteen with Matt White". admiralsroundtable.com. April 18, 2016. Retrieved July 22, 2018.
- "Panther halten auch Matt White" (in German). Augsburger Panther. March 30, 2018. Retrieved May 27, 2017.
- "Neftekhimik sign contract with Matt White". HC Neftekhimik Nizhnekamsk. June 2, 2019. Retrieved June 2, 2019.
- "Matt White joins Dinamo Riga" (in Latvian). Dinamo Riga. August 6, 2020. Retrieved August 6, 2020.
- "White named Sher-Wood hockey ECHL Player of the Week". ECHL. April 7, 2015. Retrieved June 21, 2018.