'Canes trade White to Sharks

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The San Jose Sharks acquired defenseman Ian White from the Carolina Hurricanes on Friday in exchange for a second-round pick in the 2012 draft.

“We think Ian is a great fit for our club, based on his abilities, style of play and his age,” said Sharks general manager Doug Wilson. “He’s a great competitor who is responsible in his own end. He moves the puck well, can play on the power play and we like his right-handed shot.”

The well-traveled White collected two goals and 16 points in 55 games with Calgary and Carolina this season. He was dealt from the Flames on November 17 in a four-player deal.

White, a 26-year-old Manitoba native, heads to his fourth team in less than two seasons. After playing four-plus years with Toronto, he was involved in a blockbuster deal with Calgary in late January of 2010.

In 378 NHL games, the former sixth-round pick of the Leafs in 2002 has racked up 34 goals and 133 points.

In an earlier transaction, the Hurricanes acquired defenseman Derek Joslin from San Jose for future considerations.


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