Former Canadien Ryan White, who wasn’t offered a contract by the club as a restricted free agent after last season, agreed to a one-year, two-way deal with the Philadelphia Flyers on Thursday.
The 26-year-old White, who was selected by the Canadiens in the third round (66th overall) of the 2006 NHL draft, played 141 regular-season games with the Habs, posting 5-12-17 totals and 232 penalty minutes. Last season, he had 2-4-6 totals in 52 regular-season games and wasn’t used during the playoffs. In 10 career playoff games, he had one goal and 25 penalty minutes.
“I’m kind of waiting to see if I can get myself a one-way and get an opportunity to play some more minutes in the league,” White told The Gazette’s Dave Stubbs after the Canadiens didn’t offer him a contract. “I want to give myself an opportunity to play in the NHL. Even if it means I have to take a two-way somewhere, I’m confident that I can go to another team and show them what I can do. Hopefully, they like what they see.”
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