Steelheads agree to terms with a forward

Posted at 5:40 PM, Aug 22, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-22 19:45:05-04

The Idaho Steelheads agreed to terms with forward A.J. White to a contract for this upcoming season.

White, spent his rookie season last year split between the American Hockey League’s Providence Bruins and the Atlanta Gladiators.  He earned two assists in 12 AHL games, and he posted five goals and 20 points in 49 games with the Gladiators.

White also played five AHL games with the Milwaukee Admirals at the end of the 2015-16 season, following his senior season of college.

“I’m excited to be a part of a great organization with a great fan base,” said Forward A.J. White. “I want to continue their winning ways,” said, White.

The 6-foot-2 forward had a four-game point streak in early February last season, racking up five assists, and he had another stretch with three goals and five points in five games in March.

“A.J. is a high-character, two-way forward who uses his size well and adds scoring depth to our lineup,” said Steelheads Head Coach Graham. “He competes at a high level and has experience leading winning teams in the past."

Prior to turning pro, White played four seasons of college hockey at UMass-Lowell, where he was captain during his senior year.  White is the eighth forward added to the Steelheads roster for the 2017-18 season.