Date of Birth: 19xx
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Inducted: 2002 (Player Category)
A rewarding four-season period in the National Hockey League tops Tony White’s exceptional 15-year hockey career. Three seasons with the Washington Capitals and one season with the Minnesota North Stars were important aspects of his hockey time that included other pro leagues in North America and Europe after he graduated from the Ontario Junior League’s Kitchener Rangers. He won two provincial championships and enjoyed much success in minor and school hockey prior to joining the Grand Falls Cataracts for the 1971-72 senior hockey season when he was seventeen.
He played 164 NHL games collecting 37 goals and 28 assists for 65 points to go with 104 penalty minutes. His 25 goals were best for Washington for the 1975-76 season. He played with Dayton in the International League, with Hershey and Springfield in the American League and Oklahoma City in the Central League. For two seasons he was a member of the Ev Fussen club in Germany.
During the 14 seasons he played hockey, he appeared in 829 games with 306 goals and 408 assists for 714 points and was called for 673 minutes in penalties. Provincial hockey accounted for 17 goals, 29 assists and 46 points of his playoff totals of 24, 38 and 62. In Allan Cup competition he played for Stephenville and Corner Brook earning 7 goals, 16 assists and 23 points. His Herder victories came with Grand Falls in 1972 and with Corner Brook in 1985.
A valuable member of every team with which he played at all levels of hockey, Washington selected him in the 1974 draft in the tenth round, 161st overall. His selection was based on his impressive play with Kitchener from 1972 to 1974 and after one season of minor pro activity he earned a spot on the HNL club. Known for his hard work at both ends of the ice, he contributed greatly to his team with a no-nonsense attitude that benefited his teammates.