- DOB: 2/18/1991
- Ht: 5-7
- Wt: 168
- Shoots: R
- School: Boston College
- Hometown: Reading, MA
Now in his sixth professional season, Whitney was with the Rays and finished second on the roster with 54 points (18 goals, 36 assists) in 59 games during 2017-18. He had a flair for the dramatic, scoring four game-winning goals including two in overtime, as well as three shootout-winning goals which tied him for the ECHL league lead. Whitney scored twice on opening night in his first game with the Rays, one of 15 multi-point efforts on the year, which included a season-high 4-point game (one goal, three assists) in Jacksonville on Mar. 11.
The 27-year-old has put up 125 points (49 goals, 76 assists) in 150 career ECHL games while playing for the Stingrays, Norfolk Admirals and Florida Everblades. Whitney also suited up for Norfolk during the 2012-13 and 2013-14 seasons when the club was a member of the AHL, scoring 27 points (13 goals, 14 assists) in 73 contests.
Before turning pro, Whitney had a standout collegiate career at Boston College from 2009-2013, helping the Eagles to two National Championship titles in 2010 and 2012. He finished with 128 total points in 160 collegiate games on 55 goals and 73 assists and a +45 rating. Whitney was also a member of three Hockey East Tournament championship teams (2010, 2011, 2012) and helped win a Hockey East regular season title in 2012. He was named to the NCAA’s All-Tournament team after the championship in 2012 and to the Hockey East’s First Team in 2013. Whitney also served as an assistant captain during his senior season in 2012-13.
He previously played with the Omaha Lancers in the United States Hockey League (USHL) and attended Lawrence Academy with Stingrays assistant coach Steve Bergin.