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2015 NHL Draft Prospect Profile #41 - Colin White

A strong player in all zones, Colin White has shown a knack for scoring in the USNTDP.

Colin White


Position: RW/C
Current Team: USNTDP
Date of Birth: January 30, 1997
Place of Birth: Hanover, Massachusetts
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 183 lbs
Shoots: Right

Colin White is a strong player in all three zones, and he shown the physical tools to make an impact at the next level. A solid skater with good enough size, he is willing to play the game from end to end, and has a strong shot. That said, he lacks elite finishing skills and isn't really "great" at any one thing. He does, however, think the game well and does do a LOT of things well, and is in the handful of best skaters in the draft. He's committed to Boston Colege in the fall.

Scouting Reports

A prolific scoring threat, Colin White is a strong 3-zone player with an eye for scoring chances. Thinks the game at a high level and always seeks to make an impact on the ice, with or without the puck. Never seems to be outbodied and is an exceptional skater. Puck-possession is definitely a strength. All-in-all, a skilled, 200-foot player that does all of the little things right and is able to make a large impact on the game and its outcome. - Curtis Joe, Elite Prospects

A good two-way forward with good work ethic who plays a smart game in all three zones. Possesses a powerful, accurate shot and shows good defensive mind. Is a good skater with decent speed and strong on his knees. Isn't afraid to play with a physical edge and is hard to knock off the puck. Is good around the net and often utilizes rebounds. He has no high end skills and leaves too many chances unutulized. Isn't the biggest guy on the ice but this is not going to stop him to work hard, play physical and go in front of the net. Has the full package and can be a very competitive two-way forward. - MyNHLDraft

Possesses average size, but high end skills and smarts. Opportunistic scorer who can make plays at high speed with some edge. Moves well laterally, and has a quick stick to control loose pucks, and cause turnovers. Anticipates the pass and needs little time to unload his big-time shot. Possesses a quick release and superb accurancy with his shots. Top player on US Under-17 Team in the past. A solid forechecker and responsible two-way centre. Pressures the opposition and steals pucks that he quickly turns into scoring opportunities. Very strong on the puck because of his solid skating and balance. Projects as a NHL point producer. Committed to Boston College. - Bill Placzek, Draft Site

A Good Fit in Columbus?

I think he could be. He reminds me of a better skating Mark Letestu who maybe isn't quite as good in the faceoff circle. He plays smart in all zones and has some offensive ability that can surprise a team given the role he would play. His ceiling is probably higher than Letestu's, but the style of play and his all around "good at many things, not great at anything" scouting reports scream LETESTU to me. And, as we've seen, that's not a bad thing to have on your team.

White In Action