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| 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,|
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 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.
He played junior hockey for the Winnipeg Rangers from 1962 to 1964.
In 145 WHA games, White scored 38 goals and 46 assists.
|1964-65||Winnipeg Rangers "C"||MJHL||44||22||29||51||12||5||5||3||8||7|
Awards & Achievements Edit
- Played in MJHL / SJHL All-Star Game (1964)