Ottawa Senators: Colin White 2017-2018 Season Preview

NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 09: Colin White
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 09: Colin White /

It may just be August but the 2017-2018 NHL season will be on our hands before we know it. Training Camp will start in September and all the players will be brought together as they prepare for another season. With August as a down month in the NHL I thought this would be a great time to preview each of the players on the Ottawa Senators for next season.

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Going into next season much of the forward core for the Ottawa Senators is set. There won’t be many changes from last season. The majority of the players from last year will be returning. However, one player could cause some change in the lineup, Colin White.

Colin White saw some limited and sheltered action for the Sens in the playoffs last season. However, it was so sheltered that it barely felt like he was there. Going into next season White will look to gain a regular spot on the team. As one of the teams most highly touted prospects White has the potential to get a spot.

White has spent the past two seasons since being drafted at Boston College where he has proven to be an elite two-way forward. He scored 33 points in 35 games last season. In addition he had a stellar performance at the World Junior Championships where he had 8 points in 7 games to help lead team U.S.A. to a gold medal.

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Next season the player White will have the best chance in surpassing is Ryan Dzingel. Dzingel was in and out of the lineup last season and does not have a secure spot with the team. If Colin White wants to play for the Ottawa Senators, the player he has to be better than is Dzingel. It’s not out of the question but he’ll have to work for it.