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Alton White
Position Right Wing/Centre
Shot Right
5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
175 lb (80 kg)
Teams New York Raiders
Los Angeles Sharks
Michigan Stags/Baltimore Blades
Born May 31, 1945(1945-05-31),
Amherst, MB, CAN
Pro Career 1965 – 1975

Alton White ( born May 31st, 1945 in Amherst, Nova Scotia) is a retired professional Canadian ice hockey player. He played three seasons in the World Hockey Association with the New York Raiders, Los Angeles Sharks, and the Michigan Stags/Baltimore Blades.

White is best known for being the second player of African descent, after Willie O'Ree, to have played on a professional major league ice hockey team[1] and for being the first hockey player of African descent to score 20 goals in a single season for a major league team. He scored 21 goals and 21 assists for the Los Angeles Sharks during the 1972-73 season. During the same 72-73 season, he became the first black player in history to score a Hat-trick, three goals in a game, in a major league professional game.[1]

He played junior hockey for the Winnipeg Rangers from 1962 to 1964.

White played minor pro from 1965 to 1972, most notably with the Columbus Checkers and the Providence Reds.

In 145 WHA games, White scored 38 goals and 46 assists.

Career StatisticsEdit

    Regular Season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1962-63 Winnipeg Rangers MJHL 38 19 19 38 21 -- -- -- -- --
1963-64 Winnipeg Rangers MJHL 29 23 12 35 12 4 3 2 5 2
1964-65 Winnipeg Rangers "C" MJHL 44 22 29 51 12 5 5 3 8 7

Awards & Achievements Edit

External links Edit

Alton White's career stats at The Internet Hockey Database

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