Tucker White has forgone his collegiate eligibility to sign a QMJHL contract with the Moncton Wildcats. The Holden, Mass. native split time between his high school team and the Jr. Bruins last winter. The big-bodied blueliner had not yet made an NCAA commitment. White was drafted in the seventh round of this year's Quebec Major Junior Hockey League Draft.
White opting to head north of the border to play major junior continues a troubling trend for college hockey programs. Every American picked in the first six rounds of the QMJHL Draft except Boston College recruit Noah Hanifin will be suiting it up in the QMJHL this fall.
Editor's Note: Jeff Cox will have a commentary on the rash of Americans heading north of the border to play major junior this summer. Stay tuned.
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Jeff Cox is a hockey reporter for SBNation. Follow him on twitter @JeffCoxSBNation.