Accessibility/Mobile Features
Skip Navigation
Skip to Content
Editorial News
Sports
Classified Sites

Brandon Sun - PRINT EDITION

Broad Street Bullies bring in White

Brandonite Ryan White, right, checks Pittsburgh Penguins' Olli Maatta in a game last season. White is moving from the Montreal Canadiens to the Philadelphia Flyers.

CP Enlarge Image

Brandonite Ryan White, right, checks Pittsburgh Penguins' Olli Maatta in a game last season. White is moving from the Montreal Canadiens to the Philadelphia Flyers.

After spending the last five years with the National Hockey League’s Montreal Canadiens, Brandonite Ryan White has traded in the red, white and blue for orange and black.

The 26-year-old centre signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Philadelphia Flyers for the league minimum on Thursday, which put his mind at ease about finally making a decision about where to play this season. After playing in 52 regular-season games last season, White became an unrestricted free agent and was searching for another one-way deal. When he couldn’t find one, he elected to join the Flyers.

"I got down to a couple two-way offers with a couple other teams and basically was getting to the point where I had to make the decision and thought the fit with Philly was the best way to go," he said. "It’s obviously disappointing (to sign a two-way deal). It’s nice to have that solidification and you know you’ll be making that money for the season. It’s just a lot easier on the mind.

"As a goal going into the summer I was trying to get a one-way and keep working my way up, but things didn’t work out that way. The offers weren’t coming in like I thought they would and I just had to pick what I could choose from. Philly was very persistent in trying to get me to go there and I’m very happy and excited to be going there and excited to play with the Philadelphia Flyers."

Fellow Brandon native Ron Hextall is the general manager of the Flyers, a team currently over the NHL’s salary cap.

White’s low salary may benefit him as he tries to crack Philadelphia’s roster on its fourth line. He posted two goals and six points, and took 50 minutes in penalties last season and has five goals, 17 points and 232 penalty minutes in his 141 career NHL regular-season games.

However, he didn’t play in any playoff games last season as the Habs reached the Eastern Conference finals, which has given him a little extra motivation for this season.

"Definitely not getting to play down the stretch last year was disappointing," he said. "At the same time it was a good learning experience, being able to get that far in the playoffs. It’s always nice to be playing and I’ll definitely have a little chip on my shoulder this summer. I’m just trying to work hard to get going again."

White is confident he’ll be able to crack the Flyers’ roster and won’t be sent down to the AHL’s Philadelphia Phantoms. He’s just looking forward to joining the Flyers’ training camp and getting a chance to prove his worth.

"I’m confident in myself and my abilities," he said. "I’m feeling excited and in good shape and healthy and ready to go to camp. I got an opportunity to try out somewhere and I’ll just go and do my thing and hope for the best."

» cjaster@brandonsun.com

Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition August 8, 2014

  • Rate this Rate This Star Icon
  • This article has not yet been rated.
  • We want you to tell us what you think of our articles. If the story moves you, compels you to act or tells you something you didn’t know, mark it high. If you thought it was well written, do the same. If it doesn’t meet your standards, mark it accordingly.

    You can also register and/or login to the site and join the conversation by leaving a comment.

    Rate it yourself by rolling over the stars and clicking when you reach your desired rating. We want you to tell us what you think of our articles. If the story moves you, compels you to act or tells you something you didn’t know, mark it high.

Sort by: Newest to Oldest | Oldest to Newest | Most Popular 0 Commentscomment icon

You can comment on most stories on brandonsun.com. You can also agree or disagree with other comments. All you need to do is register and/or login and you can join the conversation and give your feedback.

There are no comments at the moment. Be the first to post a comment below.

Post Your Commentcomment icon

Comment
  • You have characters left

The Brandon Sun does not necessarily endorse any of the views posted. Comments are moderated before publication. By submitting your comment, you agree to our Terms and Conditions. New to commenting? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions.

After spending the last five years with the National Hockey League’s Montreal Canadiens, Brandonite Ryan White has traded in the red, white and blue for orange and black.

The 26-year-old centre signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Philadelphia Flyers for the league minimum on Thursday, which put his mind at ease about finally making a decision about where to play this season. After playing in 52 regular-season games last season, White became an unrestricted free agent and was searching for another one-way deal. When he couldn’t find one, he elected to join the Flyers.

Please subscribe to view full article.

Already subscribed? Login to view full article.

Not yet a subscriber? Click here to sign up

After spending the last five years with the National Hockey League’s Montreal Canadiens, Brandonite Ryan White has traded in the red, white and blue for orange and black.

The 26-year-old centre signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Philadelphia Flyers for the league minimum on Thursday, which put his mind at ease about finally making a decision about where to play this season. After playing in 52 regular-season games last season, White became an unrestricted free agent and was searching for another one-way deal. When he couldn’t find one, he elected to join the Flyers.

Subscription required to view full article.

A subscription to the Brandon Sun Newspaper is required to view this article. Please update your user information if you are already a newspaper subscriber.

letters

Make text: Larger | Smaller

Brandon Sun Business Directory
The First World War at 100
Why Not Minot?
Welcome to Winnipeg

Social Media