Another Catamount joins Fuel

Matt White is the fourth Vermont Catamount to join the Fuel (photo provided by Indy Fuel)

Matt White is the fourth Vermont Catamount to join the Fuel (photo provided by Indy Fuel)

A fourth Vermont Catamount has joined the Indy Fuel in forward Matt White, whose signing was announced today.

White recently completed his four-year career at Vermont, where he was a roommate of Wednesday’s Fuel acquisition, defenseman Nick Bruneteau. White was also a teammate of Fuel players Pete Massar and Anders Franzon at UVM.

He is a left-shot forward who brings much size to the Fuel attack, standing 6-2, 198.In four year at Vermont, he played 134 games, with 15 goals and 29 assists. He had a goal and six assists last season, including an assist on the game-winner in the Hockey East first-round tournament win over UMass-Amherst. As a junior, he was fourth on the Catamounts in assists and points, with six goals, 10 assists and 16 points.

White has been a solid performer in the faceoff circle at UVM.

“Matt is a big, rangy centerman with a strong skill-set and great attention to detail in the defensive zone,” Fuel coach Scott Hillman said in a team release. “His game has a lot of pro tendencies and will translate very well to the ECHL.”

Prior to joining Vermont, he played two seasons for the USHL Des Moines Buccaneers from 2007-09, and the 2009-10 season for an 18U AAA team in Pittsburgh. He is a native of McMurray, Penn. White is 22 years old.

White becomes the Fuel’s 14th player, including the 10th forward, the 11th to have played four years at a U.S. college, and the 10th rookie.

White’s University of Vermont bio
Feature on Vermont’s senior class
White’s HockeyDB bio

Indy Fuel roster as of Aug. 29

Forwards (10)
Rhett Bly (R). 
5-10, 185. Age 24. Shoots L. 2013-14: Merrimack College (NCAA)
Dean Chelios (R). 6-2, 185. Age: 25. Shoots L. 2013-14: Michigan State University (NCAA)/Toledo Walleye (ECHL)
Garrett Klotz (V). 6-6, 250. Age: 25. Shoots L. 2013-14: Allen Americans (CHL)
Taylor Law (R).
 6-2, 200. Age: 24. Shoots L. 2013-14: Canisius (NCAA)/Elmira Jackals (ECHL)
Pete Massar (R)
. 5-9, 180. Age 25. Shoots R. 2013-14: Vermont (NCAA)/Missouri Mavericks (CHL)
Kenton Miller. 6-0, 196. Age: 23. Shoots L. 2013-14: Utah/Fort Wayne (ECHL)
Brett Perlini. 6-0, 202. Age: 24. Shoots L. 2013-14: Greenville Road Warriors/Toledo Walleye (ECHL)
Cory Thorson (R). 6-2, 200. Age: 24. Shoots L. 2013-14: St. Cloud State (NCAA)
Matt White (R). 6-2, 198. Age: 22. Shoots L. 2013-14: Vermont (NCAA)
Klarc Wilson (R). 6-2, 206. Age: 21. Shoots R. 2013-14: Prince George Cougars (WHL)

Defensemen (4)
Nick Bruneteau (R). 5-10, 182. Age: 22. Shoots: R. 2013-14: Vermont (NCAA)/Reading Royals (ECHL) 
Kyle Follmer (R). 
5-10, 202. Age: 27. Shoots L. 2012-13: Northern Michigan (NCAA)
Anders Franzon. 6-3, 196. Age 25. Shoots R. 2013-14: Missouri Mavericks (CHL)
Zach Sternberg (R). 6-0, 187. Age 23. Shoots R. 2013-14: Lake Superior State (NCAA)

R-Rookie, V-Veteran

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  1. September 3, 2014

    […] two more players last week, defenseman Nick Bruneteau via the team’s first-ever trade, and forward Matt White. The two were roommates at the University of Vermont, giving the Fuel four Catamounts — […]