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 in 2014
February 6, 1988|
Reading, Massachusetts, U.S.
|Height||5 ft 6 in (168 cm)|
|Weight||165 lb (75 kg; 11 st 11 lb)|
New Jersey Devils
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.
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.
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. 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. 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.
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. 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.
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.
|2013–14||New Jersey Devils||NHL||1||0||0||0||0||—||—||—||—||—|
|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||—||—||—||—||—|
|2017–18||Hartford Wolf Pack||AHL||40||9||10||19||16||—||—||—||—||—|
Awards and honorsEdit
- "Pee-Wee players who have reached NHL or WHA" (PDF). Quebec International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournament. 2018. Retrieved February 15, 2019.
- "Albany Devils sign 12 players". Albany Devils. August 22, 2011. Archived from the original on March 19, 2012. Retrieved August 22, 2011.
- "Return of Whitney can't halt team skid". Times Union. January 24, 2014. Retrieved January 24, 2014.
- Ren Lavoie (July 1, 2015). "Joe Whitney signs with Islanders". Twitter. Retrieved July 1, 2015.
- "Colorado inks eight to contracts". Colorado Avalanche. July 1, 2016. Retrieved July 1, 2016.
- "Whitney named player of the month". runningwiththeherd.com. January 3, 2017. Retrieved January 3, 2017.
- "Avalanche acquire Brendan Ranford from Arizona". San Antonio Rampage. March 1, 2017. Retrieved March 1, 2017.
- "Wolf Pack sign Whitney to AHL contract". American Hockey League. September 7, 2017. Retrieved September 7, 2017.
- "Capitals Acquire Adam Chapie and Joe Whitney from New York Rangers". NHL.com. February 9, 2018. Retrieved February 12, 2018.
- "High end forward Whitney signs with LHC" (in Swedish). Linköping HC. July 10, 2018. Retrieved July 10, 2018.
- "NCAA Frozen Four Records" (PDF). NCAA.org. Retrieved June 19, 2013.