The Kootenay ICE and Medicine Hat Tigers completed an intradivisional trade Tuesday, sending 1998-born forward Jaegar White to the ICE in exchange for a conditional draft pick.
White should step in and provide an immediate boot to the ICE’s forward core. In 68 games last season, White tallied 34 points (10G-24A) in 68 games, adding 28 penalty minutes.
“Jaeger will provide experience, skill and depth to our forward group,” said Matt Cockell, President and General Manager.
The 5-foot-10, 172-pound product of Medicine Hat, Alta. returned to his hometown Tigers last season after spending his Western Hockey League career with the Lethbridge Hurricanes, Everett Silvertips, and Brandon Wheat Kings.
“We would like to thank Jaeger for his valuable contributions to the Tigers organization on and off the ice and wish him all the best with his new team,” said Shaun Clouston, Tigers General Manager and Head Coach.
Selected by the Hurricanes in the fourth round, 72nd overall, of the 2013 WHL Bantam Draft, White has appeared in 152 WHL regular season games, recording 54 points (15G-39A). In six career WHL playoff games, all played last season with the Tigers, White had six points (2G-4A) with both goals coming on the power play.