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Ryan Whitney


R Whitney
  • 2010


Height: 6’4” (193) | Weight: 219 (99)

Shoots: Left

2008-09 Team: Anaheim Ducks/Pittsburgh Penguin


2002-03: Member of the U.S. National Junior Team that competed at the 2003 IIHF World Junior Championship … Tallied a goal and four assists in seven games.

2001-02: Skated in seven games for the U.S. National Junior Team at the 2002 IIHF World Junior Championship … Registered three points (1-2).

2000-01: Appeared in six games at the 2001 IIHF Men’s World Under-18 Championship and notched one assist … Member of the U.S. National Under-18 Team within USA Hockey’s National Team Development Program … Registered 40 points (9-31) in 60 games … Ranks sixth in NTDP history among defensemen in points in a season (40).


With Anaheim/Pittsburgh: 2008-09: Completed his fourth National Hockey League season and split time between the Pittsburgh Penguins and Anaheim Ducks … Registered two goals and 21 assists in 48 combined regular-season games … Skated in 13 playoff games for the Ducks and recorded six points (1-5).

With Pittsburgh: 2007-08: Appeared in 76 regular-season games for the Penguins … Tied for first among team defensemen in goals (12), and second in assists (28), points (40) and power-play goals (7) … Only defensemen on team to register a shorthanded goal … Skated in 20 playoff games and accumulated six points (1-5).

2006-07: Appeared in 81 regular-season games and established career highs in goals (14), assists (45), points (59), power-play goals (9) and game-winning goals (2) … Led team defensemen in goals (14), and second in assists (45) and points (59) … Named to Eastern Conference YoungStars Team for second consecutive year … Added two points (1-1) in five playoff games.

2005-06: Competed in 68 games … Ranked second among team defensemen in goals (6), assists (32) and points (38) … Named to 2006 Eastern Conference YoungStars Team.

ADDITIONAL EXPERIENCE: Played parts of three seasons (2003-06) with the Wilkes- Barre/Scranton Penguins of the American Hockey League … Appeared in nine regular-season games in 2005-06 and totaled 14 points (5-9) before being recalled by Pittsburgh … Added five points (1-4) in 11 playoff games … In 2004-05, played in 80 regular-season games with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton … Scored six goals and added 35 assists … Notched two goals and seven assists in 11 playoff games … Appeared in 20 playoff games for the Penguins in 2003-04 after finishing up his collegiate season … Accumulated 10 points (1-9) … Played three seasons (2001-04) for Boston University of the Hockey East Association … Appeared in 107 career games with the Terriers … Recorded 16 goals and 43 assists … Named to Hockey East All-Rookie Team in 2002.

PERSONAL: Selected by the Pittsburgh Penguins with the fifth overall pick in the 2002 NHL Entry Draft … Traded to Anaheim in exchange for Chris Kunitz and Eric Tangradi on February 26, 2009 … Born in 1983, in Boston, Mass.

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