White signed a one-year, $1 million contract with the Coyotes on Friday, TSN's Bob McKenzie reports. White produced 16 points in 73 regular-season games with the Flyers last season. Arizona sat well below the salary cap floor ahead of the July 1 signing period, but has since executed a deal with winger Jamie McGinn at three years, $10 million. White certainly doesn't break the bank as a depth forward on a short-term contract.
White, who becomes an unrestricted free agent on July 1, would "like to be back" with the Flyers next season, Jordan Hall of CSN Philly reports. After tallying career-highs in games played (73), goals (11), and points (16) while playing in a city that appreciates his hard-nosed play, it's unsurprising that White desires to be back in Flyers Orange next season. While the Flyers are mum on whether or not White will return, the player did well filling his role on an effective fourth line, as well as the second power-play unit.
White scored his second career playoff goal in a 2-0 win over the Capitals in Game 5 on Friday. With just 16 points in 73 games this season, White serves as yet another example of an unlikely source of playoff heroism. Of course, Michal Neuvirth was the real hero with 44 saves, but White's goal 7:52 on superstar goaltender Braden Price would be the eventual game-winner. It's also worth noting that White played less than 12 minutes in Games 1-3 but received 14:24 and 15:25 of ice time in the last two games, so clearly head coach Dave Hakstol likes what he sees from the 28-year-old.
White accumulated 14 PIM and two hits in Thursday's 2-0 loss to the Capitals in Game 1. Things got chippy in Game 1, leading to White's largest PIM total this year. The 28-year-old isn't one to back down, as he spent 101 minutes in the box this season, easily the highest mark of his career. However, the 2006 third-round pick doesn't offer much beyond that, notching just 16 points on the year and failing to reach the scoresheet in nine straight to finish out the regular season.
White scored his 10th goal of the season on a power play during Tuesday's 3-2 shootout loss to Columbus. At the time, White gave the Flyers a 2-0 lead, but they ended up blowing it. He's quietly started seeing power-play time over the last five weeks, and has been delivering on it lately, with three man-advantage tallies in the last six games. That mostly a boost to the relatively rare fantasy owners who typically rely on White for hits and PIM.
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