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Joseph Ryan Whitney (born February 6, 1988) is an American professional ice hockey forward currently playing for Linköpings HC of the Swedish Hockey League (SHL). He previously played with the New Jersey Devils of the National Hockey League (NHL).

Joe Whitney
Joe Whitney 2014.jpg
Joe Whitney in 2014
Born (1988-02-06) February 6, 1988 (age 31)
Reading, Massachusetts, U.S.
Height 5 ft 6 in (168 cm)
Weight 165 lb (75 kg; 11 st 11 lb)
Position Left wing
Shoots Left
SHL team
Former teams
Linköpings HC
New Jersey Devils
NHL Draft Undrafted
Playing career 2011–present

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Playing careerEdit

As a youth, Whitney played in the 2002 Quebec International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournament with the Boston Junior Eagles minor ice hockey team.[1]

After completing his collegiate career with the Boston College Eagles, Whitney signed a professional try-out contract with the Portland Pirates of the American Hockey League to end the 2010–11 season.[citation needed]

On August 22, 2011, the Albany Devils signed Whitney as a free agent to an AHL contract.[2]

After two seasons with Albany, Whitney was rewarded with a NHL contract with Albany's parent affiliate, the New Jersey Devils. He signed a two-year entry level deal on May 2, 2013.[citation needed]

During the 2013–14 season, on January 24, 2014 Whitney was called up to the New Jersey Devils to make his NHL debut against the Washington Capitals at the Prudential Center.[3]

On July 1, 2015, Whitney signed as a free agent with the New York Islanders on a one-year two-way contract.[4]

At the conclusion of the season, Whitney left the Islanders organization as a free agent. On July 1, 2016, he signed a one-year, two-way contract to join the Colorado Avalanche.[5] After attending the Avalanche's 2016 training camp, Whitney was re-assigned during the pre-season to AHL affiliate, the San Antonio Rampage. As a veteran of the American League, Whitney was selected as the Rampage captain to begin the 2016–17 campaign.[6] After a slow transition adjusting offensively, Whitney resumed his scoring proficiency in collecting 11 goals and 28 points in 55 games before he was traded at the NHL deadline by the Avalanche to the Arizona Coyotes in exchange for Brendan Ranford on March 1, 2017.[7]

As a free agent from the Coyotes in the off-season, Whitney agreed to sign a one-year AHL contract with the Hartford Wolf Pack on September 7, 2017.[8] In the 2017-18 season, Whitney was selected as team captain for a second successive season in the AHL. In 40 games with the Wolf Pack, Whitney collected 19 points before on February 9, 2018, the Wolf Pack's parent club, the New York Rangers, traded Whitney to the Washington Capitals' AHL affiliate in the Hershey Bears.[9]

After completing his eighth professional season in the AHL and North America, Whitney opted to embark on a European career, agreeing to a two-year contract with Swedish club, Linköping HC of the SHL, on July 10, 2018.[10]

Career statisticsEdit

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2007–08 Boston College HE 44 11 40 51 50
2008–09 Boston College HE 36 7 8 15 36
2009–10 Boston College HE 42 17 28 45 61
2010–11 Boston College HE 39 5 26 31 60
2010–11 Portland Pirates AHL 1 0 1 1 0
2011–12 Albany Devils AHL 72 15 29 44 36
2012–13 Albany Devils AHL 66 26 25 51 32
2013–14 Albany Devils AHL 73 22 31 53 34 4 1 0 1 0
2013–14 New Jersey Devils NHL 1 0 0 0 0
2014–15 Albany Devils AHL 66 23 37 60 64
2014–15 New Jersey Devils NHL 4 1 0 1 0
2015–16 Bridgeport Sound Tigers AHL 36 14 19 33 29
2016–17 San Antonio Rampage AHL 55 11 17 28 41
2016–17 Tucson Roadrunners AHL 19 3 5 8 8
2017–18 Hartford Wolf Pack AHL 40 9 10 19 16
2017–18 Hershey Bears AHL 22 5 9 14 16
2018–19 Linköpings HC SHL 51 14 15 29 34
NHL totals 5 1 0 1 0

Awards and honorsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Pee-Wee players who have reached NHL or WHA" (PDF). Quebec International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournament. 2018. Retrieved February 15, 2019.
  2. ^ "Albany Devils sign 12 players". Albany Devils. August 22, 2011. Archived from the original on March 19, 2012. Retrieved August 22, 2011.
  3. ^ "Return of Whitney can't halt team skid". Times Union. January 24, 2014. Retrieved January 24, 2014.
  4. ^ Ren Lavoie (July 1, 2015). "Joe Whitney signs with Islanders". Twitter. Retrieved July 1, 2015.
  5. ^ "Colorado inks eight to contracts". Colorado Avalanche. July 1, 2016. Retrieved July 1, 2016.
  6. ^ "Whitney named player of the month". runningwiththeherd.com. January 3, 2017. Retrieved January 3, 2017.
  7. ^ "Avalanche acquire Brendan Ranford from Arizona". San Antonio Rampage. March 1, 2017. Retrieved March 1, 2017.
  8. ^ "Wolf Pack sign Whitney to AHL contract". American Hockey League. September 7, 2017. Retrieved September 7, 2017.
  9. ^ "Capitals Acquire Adam Chapie and Joe Whitney from New York Rangers". NHL.com. February 9, 2018. Retrieved February 12, 2018.
  10. ^ "High end forward Whitney signs with LHC" (in Swedish). Linköping HC. July 10, 2018. Retrieved July 10, 2018.
  11. ^ "NCAA Frozen Four Records" (PDF). NCAA.org. Retrieved June 19, 2013.

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