The Blackhawks announced on Sunday that former defenseman Bill White passed away. He was 77.
White was acquired from the Kings with Bryan Campbell and Gerry Desjardins in a trade that sent Denis DeJordy, Gilles Marotte and Jim Stanfield to Los Angeles in February of 1970.
He played with the Hawks until 1975-76 season, skating primarily with Pat Stapleton. White finished his time in Chicago in memorable fashion. When Billy Reay was infamously fired by note (which was slid under his office door), White was named the new head coach of the Blackhawks. Chicago was 16-23-6 with White serving as head coach, losing in the first round of the 1976 playoffs.
Bob Verdi wrote an outstanding remembrance of White on Sunday.