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White returns for sixth season with Steelheads

Thursday, August 10th
Action photo of A.J. White of the Idaho Steelheads

BOISE, Idaho – The Idaho Steelheads, ECHL affiliate of the Dallas Stars, announced that the club has re-signed forward A.J. White to a contract for the 2023-24 season.  

White, 31, enters his eighth professional season, sixth with Idaho, after finishing with 49 points (20g-29a) in 70 games last season. His 20 goals were fourth on the club while his 29 assists were fifth and his 49 points ranked sixth. He added 13 points (6g-7a) in 20 playoff games helping Idaho reach the Kelly Cup Finals. Last season he played in his 400th career ECHL game on Nov. 26 against the Allen Americans and played his 300th game as a Steelhead on Dec. 21 vs. Utah.  

The native of Dearborn, Michigan native ranks second all-time in club history in points (244) and games played (345) while sitting third in goals (86) and second in assists (158). Over parts of seven seasons in the ECHL he has accumulated 304 points (106g-198a) in 454 career games along with 22 points (10g-12a) in 45 career playoff games.  

Before professional hockey, he played four seasons at UMass-Lowell from 2012-16 recording 79 points (28g-51a) in 153 career games while serving as team captain in his senior season. White helped lead the River Hawks to the Hockey East championship in 2013 and 2014 while also securing the regular-season title in 2012-13.  

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