Scott White was promoted to Dallas’ director of hockey operations in May 2013. He also serves as the general manager for the Texas Stars, Dallas’ development affiliate in the American Hockey League (AHL). Last season, White was the architect behind the Calder Cup winning Texas Stars, a team that set a franchise record 48 wins, claiming the Macgregor Kilpatrick Trophy as the AHL’s regular season points champion, as well as the John D. Chick Trophy as the West Division Champions. White is the only general manager in the history of the Texas Stars Hockey Club, and was also instrumental in building Texas’ 2009-10 inaugural season team, which made a run to the 2010 Calder Cup Finals.
A member of the Dallas Stars organization since 2005, White, 46, previously served as a professional scout and director of minor league operations. He headed up the hockey department for the Iowa Stars, Dallas’ then-primary affiliate, for three seasons. Prior to joining the Stars organization, he served as head coach of the Columbia Inferno of the ECHL for four seasons, qualifying for a playoff berth each year. He also guided Columbia to a Kelly Cup Finals appearance in 2003 and finished with a 165-87-36 record (.635) in over four seasons with the Inferno. In Columbia, he was responsible for all the club’s hockey operation activities, including recruiting, scouting, trades and roster moves. White worked as an assistant coach with the Greensboro Monarchs (ECHL) for a season and a half, and was an assistant coach at his alma mater, Michigan Tech University, from 1994-1999.
White played five years of professional hockey from 1989-1994, including three seasons with Greensboro, where he won the 1990 ECHL Championship and earned ECHL Defenseman of the Year and First-Team All-ECHL honors for the 1991-92 season. He signed with the Ottawa Senators in 1992 and played the entire season with the club’s developmental affiliate in New Haven, capturing team MVP honors after scoring 54 points (10 goals, 44 assists) in 80 games. The Quebec native finished his professional career with 235 points (55 goals, 180 assists) in 190 regular season games and 40 points (8 goals, 32 assists) in 41 playoff games.
White and his wife, Kathy, have four children: Emily, Katie, William and Madelyn.