Monday 18th February 2019,

Former NHL Player Ian White Arrested On Weapons Charges

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According to Winnipeg police, former NHL defenseman Ian White was arrested early afternoon Friday and remanded into custody.

Constable Eric Hofley of the Winnipeg police said in an email to the Canadian Press that Ian White was charged with “several weapons related offences.”

The charges include include two charges of careless use or storage of a firearm or prohibited device, two charges of possession of a firearm in an unauthorized place and single charges of unauthorized possession of a firearm, unauthorized importing of a prohibited or restricted firearm, and breach of recognizance.

According to Canada’s Criminal Code, Ian White faces a maximum of two years in prison for each careless use charge, up to five years in prison for the unauthorized possession charge, up to five years in prison for possession a firearm in an unauthorized place, up to five years in prison for unauthorized importing of a firearm and up to four years in prison for a breach of recognizance.

White last played in the NHL for the Detroit Red Wings during the 2012-13 season, scoring twice and picking up two assists in 25 games. He was drafted by the Toronto Maple Leafs in the sixth round of the 2002 NHL entry draft.

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