From The Metro
Andrew White said Wednesday night he was "devastated" when the Halifax Mooseheads told him on Tuesday that he won't be one of their three 20-year-olds in 2008-09.
White said he was offered a spot with the Drummondville Voltigeurs, who had a trade lined up with the Mooseheads, but that he decided not to report.
The St. John's, N.L., native said he wants to "move on with his life." He said he is done with junior hockey, and will play university this season.
White is already enrolled in school at Saint Mary's, and Huskies head coach Trevor Stienburg is ready to welcome him to the program. White said he will also consider joining the St. Francis Xavier X-Men.
The 20-year-old said the Mooseheads' decision was a "tough pill to swallow" and that he was "surprised."
Mooseheads GM Marcel Patenaude said he decided to keep Justin Pender and Graham Bona over White because the team needed defensive depth more than forward depth.
Patenaude said tradability did not factor into the decision, although when the choice was made, Patenaude did not know White would go the university route.
The roster is now down to 25.
My new goalie boyfriend is Mathieu Corbeil
and I will be there watching Saint Mary's every chance I get.