As does Colin White. A prime candidate to take over as the no.1 centre, Colin White, who is already locked up long-term, as a core member of the team and is seeking a rebound season from last year. White has played with Tkachuk before and has an advantage over some of the other potential candidates for this role.
He’s already shown an ability to score and White is considered a 200 ft player. Coming off of some hip issues that may have contributed to an underwhelming 2019-20 season (23 points). White will be eager to silence some of the critics and return to his rookie year form, where he posted an impressive 41 points while playing largely with Ottawa’s best player at the time, Mark Stone (credit where credit is due). While it’s still hard to say Mark Stone’s name, hopefully, this year, Colin White can make a name for himself and establish some staying power at the top of Ottawa’s rising young stars list.