Ryan Whitney
POSITION: Defenceman
HEIGHT: 6' 4"
BIRTHDATE: 19/02/1983
DRAFTED: PIT: 2002-5 overall
Hockey East All-Rookie Team (2002) Traded to Anaheim by Pittsburgh for Chris Kunitz and Eric Tangradi, February 26, 2009. Traded to Edmonton by Anaheim with Anaheim's 6th round pick (Brandon Davidson) in 2010 NHL Draft for Lubomir Visnovsky, March 3, 2010. Missed majority of 2010-11 due to ankle injury vs. Buffalo, December 28, 2010. Signed as a free agent by Florida, September 29, 2013. Signed as a free agent by Sochi (KHL), October 16, 2014. Signed as a free agent by MODO (Sweden), June 24, 2015.

Finished the season appearing in 51 games with 20 points (3G, 17A), and 16 PIM...had three multiple point games...played in his first game on Oct. 18 @ CGY since being injured last December... left game on Oct. 25 vs VAN after hurting his right knee...returned from injury on Nov. 25 @ MIN...collected his 1st point (assist) of season on Dec. 2 vs CBJ...had an assist on Dec. 15 @ PHX...collected an assist on Dec. 22 vs MIN...had a goal and assist on Feb. 2 vs CHI...had 2 assists on Feb. 4 vs DET...scored his 2nd goal of the year on Feb. 27 @ WPG...recorded 2 assists on Mar. 25 @ CBJ.



Finished the season appearing in 35 games with 33 points (2G, 25A), +13 and 33 PIM... had 7 multiple assist games...named assistant captain on Oct 7...played team high 24:47 with two assists (including 200th career point) on Oct. 7 vs CGY...led the team with 27:08 TOI and had 2 assists on Oct. 21 vs MIN...posted 2 assists while playing 28:10 on Oct. 26 @ CGY...had two assists on Nov. 12 @ NJ...had two assists in 29:34 ice time on Nov. 19 vs. PHX...had his team leading 17th assist and was +3 on Nov. 21 @ ANA...had two assists and was +3 on Dec. 2 @ TOR...posted two assists and was +4 on Dec. 16 vs CBJ... scored his 1st goal of the season on Dec. 21 @ SJ...left game on Dec. 28 vs BUF with ankle injury and missed the rest of the season after having surgery on it.


Finished the season appearing in 81 games with 39 points (7G, 32A), +1 and 70 PIM...was 3rd on the team in scoring, 1st on the team in assists, 1st in defenseman scoring...had three multi-point games with the Oilers...played a career-high 33:54 TOI, Oct. 31 @ PHX...won his first Olympic medal with Team USA (silver) at the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver... traded to Edmonton at the deadline with a 6th round pick for Lubomir Visnovsky...played in his first game as an Oiler where he led all skaters in TOI with 26: 20...had an assist and a team high 5 blocked shots and 27:09 TOI on Mar. 13 @ TOR...scored his first goal as an Oiler and played a team high 25:47 on Mar. 19 vs. DET... posted two assists in his first game vs his former team ANA on Mar. 26...scored the GWG in OT on Apr. 7 vs. COL...posted two assists on Apr. 10 @ LA.


Appeared in his fourth NHL season, split with Pittsburgh and Anaheim...following his acquisition from the Penguins, collected 0-10=10 points with a +1 rating in 20 games with the Ducks...earned 0-4=4 points during a three-game point streak from Mar. 29-Apr. 2, his first point streak with Anaheim...recorded his first multiple-point game as Duck with two assists in a 4-3 OT victory, Mar. 11 vs. VAN...earned his first point as a Duck (assist) with a season-high +2 rating in his Anaheim home debut, Mar. 6 vs. DAL...logged 24:19 TOI with three blocked shots in his Ducks debut, Feb. 26 @ BOS...appeared in 28 games for the Penguins, scoring 2-11=13 points with 16 PIM...at the time of the trade, led Pittsburgh with 24:34 TOI...also averaged a team-leading 5:39 TOI on the power play...collected his 150th career point (assist), Feb. 19 vs. MTL...scored his second goal of the season on the power play in his 250th career NHL game, Feb. 16 @ NYI...served as Pittsburgh’s alternate captain for the month of January... logged a season-high 30:30 TOI, Jan. 20 vs. CAR...collected points in six of seven games (1-6=7) from Jan. 14-31...sparked the tear with his first goal of the season, Jan. 14 vs. WSH...missed the first 33 games of the season (foot injury) before making his 2008-09 debut on Dec. 23 vs. TB.


Appeared in all 13 playoff games with Anaheim, earning 1-5=6 points...finished fifth on the team in assists and tied for sixth in scoring...netted his third career playoff goal in Game 5 of the CSF, May 10 @ DET...opened his Ducks playoff career with a four-game point streak (0-4=4), Apr.16-23...made his Anaheim postseason debut in Game 1 of the CQF on Apr. 16 @ SJ, earning an assist on the GWG along with a +1 rating.


Appeared in his third NHL season...helped Pittsburgh advance to Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Final, scoring 1-5=6 points in 20 postseason games...finished the playoffs tied for the team lead with a +8 rating...was even-or-better in 16 of 20 playoff games...logged a game-high 50:46 TOI in Game 5 of the SCF (triple overtime), June 2 @ DET... played in 76 regular season games, earning 12-28=40 points...ranked second on the Penguins in TOI (22:28) and fourth in blocked shots (114)...notched his 100th career assist, Mar 12 vs. BUF...equaled a career high with three points on Feb. 21 vs. MTL (1-2=3) and Feb. 7 vs. NYI (2-1=3)...appeared in his 200th career NHL game, Feb. 9 vs. LA...scored his first career SHG, Jan. 24 vs. PHI...scored his fourth career GWG for his 100th career NHL point, Oct. 20 @ WSH.


Appeared in his second NHL season with Pittsburgh...made his Stanley Cup Playoffs debut, recording 1-1=2 points in five games...scored his first career playoff goal in a 4-3 win in Game 2 of the CQF, Apr. 11 @ OTT...earned an assist in his first career postseason game, a 6-3 loss in Game 1 of the CQF on Apr. 11 @ OTT...finished the regular season setting career highs in goals (14), assists (45), points (59), plus/minus (+9) and games (81)...ranked sixth in scoring among NHL defensemen...was second on the Penguins in TOI (23:56)...recorded his second career multiple-goal game (2-0=2), including the game-winner in a 4-3 victory on Mar. 27 @ WSH...tied his career best with back-to-back +3 ratings on Mar. 14 @ NJ and Mar. 16 vs. MTL...matched a career high with 0-3=3 assists in a 5-4 shootout win, Mar. 13 vs. BUF...registered a personal-best 31:55 TOI, Mar. 1 @ NYR...owned a career-high nine-game point streak (2-10=12) from Jan.10-Feb.1...had a pair of career-high two-game goal streaks, including Jan. 2-5 (2-1=3) and Jan. 27-30 (2-1=3)...recorded his first career multi-goal game (2-0=2) in a 6-5 win, Oct. 12 @ NYR.


Appeared in his first NHL season with Pittsburgh, collecting 6-32=38 points in 68 games... ended the season on a season-high five-game point streak (2-5=7), Apr. 11-18...logged a season-high 30:33 TOI, Apr. 15 @ NYI...recorded his first career GWG in a 5-1 victory, Apr. 7 @ FLA...scored his first career NHL goal (Lundqvist) in a 2-1 loss, Dec. 1 @ NYR...opened his NHL career on a four-game point streak (0-7=7), Nov. 1-7...set career highs in assists (3) and plus/minus (+3) in just his second career NHL game, Nov. 3 @ NYI...earned an assist in his NHL debut, a 4-3 win on Nov. 1 @ NJ...was recalled from Wilkes-Barre/ Scranton (AHL) after scoring 5-9=14 points in the team’s first nine games...re-joined Wilkes-Barre/Scranton for the playoffs and posted 1-4=5 points in 11 games.


Appeared in his second professional season with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, earning 6-35=41 points in 80 games...became the first Wilkes-Barre/Scranton rookie to play in all 80 games since 1999-00...ranked fourth in assists and 10th in scoring among AHL rookies...led team defensemen in scoring and assists, and ranked seventh overall in scoring and first in PPP... recorded 2-7=9 points in 11 playoff games...finished second on the team in playoff scoring and was first in assists.


Made his professional debut in the 2004 Calder Cup Playoffs with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, scoring 1-9=10 points in 20 games...ranked fourth among AHL defensemen and fifth among AHL rookies in postseason scoring...finished second among AHL rookies in assists.


Played for the Team USA in the World Junior Championships in 2002 and 2003...in 2003, had 1-4=5 points in seven games and helped Team USA to a fourth-place finish...played for the U.S. National Developmental Team in 2000-01... played three seasons at Boston University (2001-04)...led the Terriers in scoring as a junior in 2003-04 with 9-16=25 points and named Honorable Mention All-Hockey East.