Matt White, who played forward for the Indy Fuel in each of the team’s first two seasons, has signed with the Dundee Stars of the Elite Ice Hockey League in Britain.
White played as a center in Indy, taking a major role on the penalty kill, and also as one of the team’s top face-off takers.
He had 17 goals and 21 assists in 137 games for the Fuel, including six goals and 10 assists in 65 games in 2015-16, joining the team as one of its first college signings after a four-year career at the University of Vermont.
“Matt style of play means that he is a good fit for the style of hockey we are looking to play this season,” Dundee coach Marc LeFebvre said in a team release. “He has wheels and he can play at both ends of the ice.” Marc added “Matt brings some presence and will be well suited to the wide open ice at the Dundee Ice Arena. He has the right tools and physical attributes to acclimatise quickly to the Elite League and he will be excellent in the locker room.”
White becomes the third player from the 2015-16 Fuel team to sign in Europe, joining Patrick Koudys (Rouen, France) and fellow Vermont grad Anders Franzon (Sheffield Steelers, Britain). In addition, Peter Schneider and Kevin Clare were dealt to the Florida Everblades on Thursday in exchange for Matt Stanisz and Kevin Lynch.
2016-17 Fuel roster
- Martin Bellus (6-3, 209, Spisska Nova Ves, Slovakia). Age: 24. Shoots: R. 2015-16 team: Piestany SHK 37 (Slovakia)
- Tyler Currier (6-2, 206, Anchorage, Ak.). Age: 28. Shoots: R. 2015-16 team: Elmira Jackals (ECHL)
- (R) Justin Hussar (6-2, 190, Lancaster, N.Y.). Age: 23. Shoots: L. 2015-16 team: Merrimack (NCAA)/Indy Fuel (ECHL)
- Kevin Lynch (6-1, 205, Grosse Pointe, Mich.). Age: 25. Shoots: R. 2015-16 team: Florida Everblades (ECHL)
- Cody Sharib (6-2, 209, Needham, Mass). Age: 25. Shoots: L. 2015-16 team: Indy Fuel (ECHL)
- Matt Stanisz (6-1, 205, Burlington, Ont.). Age: 26. Shoots: R. 2015-16 team: Florida Everblades (ECHL)
- Keegan Asmundson (6-5, 222, Inver Grove Heights, Minn.). Age: 25. Catches: L. 2015-16 team: Indy Fuel (ECHL)
2015-16 end-of-season roster players who have signed elsewhere/been traded
- Anders Franzon (Sheffield, Britain); Patrick Koudys (Rouen, France); Matt White (Sheffield, Britain); Peter Schneider (Florida Everblades); Kevin Clare (Florida Everblades)
2015-16 end-of-season roster players whose plans have yet to be announced (players with qualifying offers are denoted)
- Rhett Bly (QO), Michael Colantone (QO), Rob De Fulviis, Darian Dziurzynski (QO), Alex Lavoie (QO), Colin Murray, Mikhail Stefanovich (QO), Trevor Campbell, Ben Marshall (QO), Zach Miskovic, Nick Petrecki (QO), Terry Shafer