NHL Trade : San Jose Sharks Land Their Great White in Ian

John PhenAnalyst IIIFebruary 18, 2011

NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 05: Ian White #7 of the Carolina Hurricanes skates against the New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden on January 5, 2011 in New York City. The Rangers defeated the Hurricanes 2-1 in overtime.  (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
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Doug Wilson and the San Jose Sharks are rumored to have completed a trade for Carolina's defenceman Ian White. While the price paid by the Sharks is not yet known, Derek Joslin seems to be involved as part of the deal or for future considerations.

Ian White was recently the topic of heavy trade rumors following the Hurricanes 3-2 loss to New Jersey. White was a healthy scratch that game and led to head coach Paul Maurice's statements that Ian White was a "Pending situation."

Having already been traded this year, White was not a common name on anyone's radar approaching the trade deadline. 

The question then does become what at what price does his acquisition come at considering the Hurricanes still have playoff aspirations.

Ian White has played 39 games for the Canes and has 10 assists during that span. He has two goals, 16 points and carries a minus six rating in 55 games this season.

He can spell Boyle and will allow the Sharks to return to a more natural defenceman pairing, filling in the minutes Rob Blake had vacated. White can also lead the breakout and has a very good shot from the point. 

Marc-Edouard Vlasic sustained an upper-body injury against the Capitals in a 3-2 victory for the Sharks. If he is to miss any sustained time, the acquisition for Ian White becomes a huge one while the Sharks push for playoff positioning.

Joslin appears to be part of the deal, but what exactly the Sharks have paid seems unclear to this point. Joslin played in just 17 games this season with one goal and three assists as the 23-year old will continue his career as a Hurricane.

More to come as details are released in regards to this trade.

UPDATE : As reported by Brodie Brazil of CSN, the Sharks sent their 2012 second round draft pick to Carolina for Ian White

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