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Penguins Add MORE Speed; Sign Colin White to PTO



Colin White Pittsburgh Penguins
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The Pittsburgh Penguins added another forward to an already crowded training camp locker room Saturday. The team announced they signed speedy forward Colin White to a PTO.

White, 26, played with the Florida Panthers last season after six years with the Ottawa Senators. While his offensive output has usually been low, he has had a few seasons with significant production. In 2018-29, White had 41 points with 14 goals in 71 games. He also had 18 points with 10 goals in only 45 games in 2020-21.

The right-handed White can play center or wing, but he’s known for the one commodity the Penguins have been stockpiling this summer: speed.

White is an exceptional skater with adequate size. He’s 6-foot-1, 194 pounds, and a couple of years ago, he might have been seen as quite a get as a PTO. However, he had only 15 points in 68 games last season with Florida and only two assists in 21 playoff games.

White will join a crowded forwards crew that already includes no less than six players fighting for a spot on the NHL roster. Andreas Johnsson, Vinnie Hinostroza, Joona Koppanen, Rem Pitlick, and Austin Wagner are already expected to be in training camp. Wagner is also on a PTO.

There figures to be no more than three spots available.

Penguins prospects Sam Poulin and Valtteri Puustinen are also NHL roster hopefuls.