Colin White of the Pittsburgh Penguins
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Former First-Rounder Gets New Team after Hitting Waivers

Published February 22, 2024 at 2:31 PM

Colin White, a former first-round pick back in 2015, has found a new team after being placed on waivers by the Pittsburgh Penguins yesterday. White, who was initially drafted by the Ottawa Senators 21st overall, is now a member of the Montreal Canadiens.

The 27-year-old signed with Pittsburgh before this season began after getting a professional tryout with the team at training camp. He started 2023-24 in the AHL with the Wilkes-Barre Scranton Penguins, but has since played 11 games in the NHL, failing to hit the scoresheet. White will likely be in the Habs lineup tonight as the team is facing the Penguins in Pittsburgh.

Meanwhile, with the pickup of White, the Canadiens have placed another forward on waivers to send him back to Laval.

"The Canadiens have claimed forward Colin White off waivers (Pittsburgh) and have placed forward Brandon Gignac on waivers for the purpose of a loan to the Laval Rocket."

The only other player placed on waivers today is Alex Barré-Boulet of the Tampa Bay Lighting. The 27-year-old has played 36 games with the Bolts this season, scoring 6 goals and 9 points.
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