Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Todd White

Sent: 3/15/11
Received: 7/11/11
Time: 118 Days
Address: c/o Connecticut Whale
Item Sent: 2005-06 Parkhurst, 2008-09 O-Pee-Chee Retro
Item Received: 2005-06 Parkhurst, 2008-09 O-Pee-Chee Retro.  Both signed in black Sharpie.

Todd White was the Wild's first substantial free agent signing following the 2004-05 NHL lockout.  Prior to the lockout, he put together three fine years in Ottawa.  His production during his two years in Minnesota never did match what he accomplished with the Senators, but he was also playing within the confines of Jacques Lemaire's offensively stifling system.  From Minnesota, he moved on to the Atlanta Thrashers.  In his first year there, he continued his very gradual offensive decline that started with the Wild.  In 2008-09, though, he was paired with superstar Ilya Kovalchuk and broke through with an incredible 51 assists and a career-high 73 points.  He split last season with the New York Rangers and their AHL affiliate Connecticut Whale (owned by former Hartford Whalers owner Howard Baldwin and featuring a similar color scheme and logo as the sadly missed Whalers)

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