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Monday, August 17, 1998
Flyers bolster AHL farm clubPHILADELPHIA (CP) -- Peter White, the AHL's scoring champion for the last two years, will be back to help the Philadelphia Phantoms shoot for a second straight league championship.
White, 29, of Montreal re-signed with the parent Philadelphia Flyers on Monday. Terms were not disclosed.
White, originally drafted by Edmonton and also briefly in Toronto's NHL organization, amassed 105 points in each of his last two seasons with the Phantoms.
"He's been a huge part of the success the Phantoms have had," said Flyers GM Bob Clarke. "He will be one of the top players in the league for a long time."
Clarke also announced the signing of Steve McLaren, 23, of Owen Sound, Ont. The North Bay OHL grad has played the last three seasons with Indianapolis in the IHL.
"He's a defenceman converted to a forward who is real tough and real physical," Clarke said. "At the AHL level, he can play both forward and defence and will add a lot of toughness for us.
"He is still young and still a prospect for us."
McLaren scored three goals and amassed 208 minutes in IHL penalties last season.