Ryan White the hockey player was drafted in the third round of the 2006 NHL entry draft 66th overall by the Montreal Canadiens. Ryan White spent 4 seasons with the Calgary Hitmen of the WHL from 2004-2005 to 2007-2008. In 2008-2009 Ryan White was assigned to the Canadiens' affiliate team in the AHL, the Hamilton Bulldogs. With the Bulldogs his rookie season in the AHL White managed 29 points in 80 games.
Ryan White was called up for his first NHL game November 5th, 2009 against the Canadiens' rival Bruins. White would record an assist in his first game in a Habs uniform. During the 2009-2010 campaign Ryan White played in 16 games for the Montreal Canadiens and played another 62 with the Hamilton Bulldogs.
The 2010-2011 season saw Ryan White start the season in Hamilton but was later called up to the Canadiens organization. White ended up playing 27 games for the Canadiens during the 2010-2011 regular season and it looks like he made such an impression that he will be a regular in the NHL for the 2011-2012 season.
Ryan White is a gritty player from the prairies. He has a strong work ethic and is willing to get dirty with other players. You will usually find White on the third or fourth line but he is a valuable team asset. White is not afraid to stand up for his teammates and will drop his gloves and start a scrap in a heartbeat. During the scrap White usually holds his own.
Ryan White is a big body who can lay out hits to give his teammates some room. He is responsible defensively and always comes back hard to help out. He also has a bit of a scoring touch. White has the potential to pot around 15 goals per season playing on a third line.
Ryan White has lots of upside and is the kind of player that is "a heart and soul guy" and those are the guys you win with according to Don Cherry.
On March 20th, 2011 Ryan White scored a Gordie Howe hat trick registering a goal, assist and penalty in a 8-1 win over the Minnesota Wild.
On December 8th, 2009 the Montreal Canadiens dressed Ryan White for a game against the Ottawa Senators.
After the first period of play White was taken out of the game because the Canadiens had not reported Ryan White's call-up from the Hamilton Bulldogs before the 5pm deadline.