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.
Indy Fuel roster as of Aug. 29
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)
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)