Ryan Whitney is an American defenseman for the Edmonton Oilers.
Whitney played high school hockey at Thayer Academy where he often shared ice time with former defensive partner, Brooks Orpik. Whitney would play his college hockey at Boston University, where he was given a full scholarship to play. In 2002, the Penguins drafted Whitney with the 5th overall pick of the draft. He played his first NHL season in 2005-06. Whitney has developed into a solid defenseman while showing a knack for offense as well. He set a career high for points in the 06-07 season with 59. In 2009, at the trade deadline, Whitney was traded to Anaheim for forward Chris Kunitz. While he did play 82 games with the Ducks, from the 2009 trade deadline to the 2010 trade deadline, when he was dealt to Edmonton. He scored 11 points in the last 19 games of the season with the Oilers, and will likely be the Oilers’ top defenseman in 2010-11.
Related news & articles
Wednesday October 6
Well grabbing the number one overall pick in the draft certainly is something to be excited about, but last season must have been the longest in recent memory for the pitiful Oilers. More
Friday January 15
Record: 21-20-7 Conference Rank: 12th Division Rank: 5th Top Scorer: Corey Perry (18 goals, 28 assists, 46 points) Top Goalie: Jonas Hiller (17 wins, 2. More
Thursday May 14
When Anaheim travels to Detroit to open the 2nd round, they will be marked as the 8th seed in the playoffs, but this team is much better than the lowest seed in the Western Conference. More
Monday April 13
San Jose just completed their most impressive season in franchise history, but the test is just beginning for the Sharks, as they have made unacceptably early exits in the last few postseasons. More