WILKES-BARRE, PA. -- Steinbach's Ian White is a Calgary Flame this afternoon, shipped over from the Toronto Maple Leafs Sunday as part of a blockbuster seven-player deal that will see the Flames move star defenceman Dion Phaneuf to the Leafs.
Leafs general manager Brian Burke is quoted in internet reports this morning as saying he has traded White and Leafs forwards Matt Stajan, Niklas Hagman and Jamal Myers to the Flames for Phaneuf, forward Fredrik Sjostrom and Abbotsford Heat defenceman Keith Aulie.
Burke said Aulie will be shipped to the Toronto Marlies, who play in Winnipeg against the Manitoba Moose Feb. 12-13.
White, 25, was born in Steinbach and was having a career year in his fifth season with the Leafs. With nine goals and 17 assists in 56 games this season, White had already equalled his best offensive production for an entire season with the Leafs.