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White re-signs with Steelheads

Monday, July 25th
Action photo of A.J. White of the Idaho Steelheads

BOISE, Idaho – The Idaho Steelheads have re-signed forward and captain A.J. White to a contract for the 2022-23 season.White re-joins the Steelheads following a career season in 2021-22, boasting 25 goals and 44 assists for 69 points with 11 power-play goals, 22 penalty minutes and a +15 rating. The Dearborn, Michigan native set career marks in all major scoring categories and power-play goals while leading the Steelheads in those same metrics in his fourth season with the organization and third as captain. The 30-year-old has played in 266 consecutive regular-season games dating back to Nov. 11, 2017 and has played 275 of 277 possible regular-season games with Idaho while also appearing in all 25 playoff games in that time. In 275 career games with the Steelheads, he owns 195 points (66g-129a) with 17 power-play goals, two shorthanded goals and a +52 rating. In the Steelheads ECHL era, White sits third in games played (275), fourth in assists (129), fifth in points (195) and sixth in goals (67) for a career. He also resides in the top-10 for the Steelheads all-time team history in those same categories: fourth in games played, sixth in assists, eighth in points, 10th in goals.White spent the 2020-21 season with the Utah Grizzlies when the Steelheads opted-out of the year due to the pandemic and posted 40 points (15g-25a) in 60 games with nine power-play goals, leading the Grizzlies in power-play tallies and sitting third in scoring. He began his ECHL career with the Atlanta Gladiators in 2016-17 and earned 20 points (5g-15a) in 49 games while spending time with the American Hockey League’s Providence Bruins. In 384 ECHL games across six seasons, White has amassed 255 points (86g-169a).Prior to his professional career, White played four seasons at UMass-Lowell from 2012-16, totaling 79 points (28g-51a) in 153 games while serving as captain during his final year. He earned back-to-back 20-point seasons in his junior and senior seasons and was a member of the 2013 Hockey East championship team. 

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