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Jets release White from PTO

Sep 20, 2013, 4:32 PM EDT

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The Ian White experiment in Winnipeg lasted less than two weeks.

On Friday, the Jets announced they released the veteran defenseman from his professional try out contract, which he signed on Sept. 10.

White, 29, didn’t appear in either of Winnipeg’s last two exhibition games. His most notable appearance was in a 3-1 loss to Ottawa on Sunday, when he logged a team-high 24:11 and led the Jets in blocked shots, with three.

An unrestricted free agent, White spent the past two seasons in Detroit, where he eventually fell out of favor with Red Wings head coach Mike Babcock.

A Manitoba native, White has 179 points in 503 career games with the Wings, Hurricanes, Sharks, Flames, and Leafs.

  1. polegojim - Sep 20, 2013 at 4:53 PM

    Feel bad for Ian, but he’s either lost skill… or interest… or some of both.

    Just seemed to play like he was looking for a paycheck… rather than looking a to make a play.

  2. porkchopexpress1969 - Sep 20, 2013 at 8:56 PM

    Always like him. Hope he finds a job.

  3. vanindeed - Sep 20, 2013 at 10:08 PM

    What happened to this guy?

    • hockeydon10 - Sep 21, 2013 at 7:42 AM

      He was partnered with Lidstrom. Quite a few defensive partner of Lidstrom’s looked really good — some would say they looked better than they actually were — due to Lidstrom’s skill.

      • vanindeed - Sep 21, 2013 at 8:48 PM

        Markov has made a lot of D-partners a lot of money too but I have seen White on a few teams and he always seemed decent.

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