Former NHL all star Bill White dies

Cape Breton Post - - Obituaries/Games -

Bill White, a former Chicago Black­hawks all-star de­fence­man and a mem­ber of Canada’s 1972 Sum­mit Se­ries team, has died. He was 77.

The Black­hawks con­firmed White’s death in a state­ment re­leased Mon­day.

White, a Toronto na­tive, started his ca­reer with the Los An­ge­les Kings in 1967 be­fore be­ing traded to Chicago dur­ing the 1969-70 sea­son. He formed an im­pos­ing tan­dem on the Black­hawks’ blue line with Pat Sta­ple­ton and helped the team reach the play­offs in all seven of his sea­sons in Chicago.

He ap­peared in six con­sec­u­tive all-star games be­tween 1969 and 1974 and briefly served as head coach of the Black­hawks for the fi­nal 46 games of the 1976-77 sea­son.

White fin­ished his ca­reer with 50 goals, 215 as­sists and 495 penalty min­utes in 604 NHL games with Los An­ge­les and Chicago, adding seven goals and 32 as­sists in 91 play­off ap­pear­ances.

“The Chicago Black­hawks or­ga­ni­za­tion ex­tends its thoughts and heart­felt con­do­lences to Bill White’s fam­ily as we mourn his loss,’’ the team said.

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