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Sharks acquire Rahimi, White from Vancouver

The San Jose Sharks, parent club of the AHL’s Worcester Sharks, announced Friday that the team has acquired center Patrick White and defenseman Daniel Rahimi from the Vancouver Canucks in exchange for defensemen Christian Ehrhoff and Brad Lukowich.

Rahimi, 22, spent the last two seasons with the Manitoba Moose in the AHL. Last season, the blueliner chipped in six points (one goal, five assists) and 49 penalty minutes in 58 games. As a rookie in 2007-08, Rahimi tallied three goals and two assists in 41 contests with the Moose.

The six-foot-three, 220-pound native of Umea, Sweden, was selected by Vancouver in the third round (82nd overall) in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft.

White, 20, was selected by Vancouver in the first round (25th overall) of the 2007 NHL Entry Draft and most recently completed his second season at the University of Minnesota, where he posted 16 points (seven goals, nine assists) in 36 games.

The six-foot-one, 190 pound native of Grand Rapids, Minn., played 12 games with Tri-City of the USHL in 2006-07, collecting nine points (eight goals, one assist) after completing a stellar high school career at Grand Rapids High School in Minnesota.

Ehrhoff, an AHL All-Star in 2005, posted 132 points (25 goals, 107 assists) and 244 penalty minutes in 341 games with San Jose. Lukowich posted eight points (all assists) in 58 games with San Jose last season.