Jets invite defenceman White to camp on PTO

Ian White spent the 2013 season witht he Detroit Red Wings. (AP /Carlos Osorio)

Unrestricted free agent defenceman Ian White will attend Winnipeg Jets training camp on a professional tryout offer.

White spent the last two seasons with the Detroit Red Wings, but missed a lot of action in 2013 due to various injuries.

In 25 games with the Red Wings last regular season, White registered two goals, two assists and a plus-5 rating.

If White, 29, ends up signing a contract with the Jets they will become his sixth NHL team.

The Steinbach, Man., native, who was drafted by the Toronto Maple Leafs in the sixth round (191st overall) in the 2002 NHL Draft, has also played for the Calgary Flames, Carolina Hurricanes and San Jose Sharks.

On Tuesday, prior to agreeing to the professional tryout offer, White skated with Jets players during a workout.

The Jets currently have eight defencemen under contract for the 2013-14 campaign.

In 503 career NHL games, White has 45 goals and 179 points and 254 penalty minutes.

Boyes headed to Florida

Another former Maple Leafs draft pick will look to make an impression with a new NHL team, as Brad Boyes will attend Florida Panthers training camp on a PTO.

Last season, Boyes, 31, tallied 10 goals and 35 points in 48 games with the New York Islanders.

The Mississauga, Ont., native has also played for the Buffalo Sabres, St. Louis Blues, Boston Bruins and Sharks. In 606 career NHL games, Boyes has 168 goals and 407 points.

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