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Ray Whitney | Winger

Team: Carolina Hurricanes
Age / DOB:  (43) / 5/8/1972
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 180
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Ray Whitney has joined the Carolina Hurricanes as a pro scout.
Whitney scored 385 goals and 1,064 points over the course of his 1,330-game NHL playing career. He won the Stanley Cup with the Hurricanes back in 2006. Along with Whitney, Carolina also added Mark Craig and Jeff Daniels to their pro scouting staff. Don Elland has been brought on board to serve as an amateur scout. Aug 31 - 4:06 PM

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Ray Whitney announced that he has decided to hang up his skates.

Whitney is bringing an end to a 1,330 game career that involved stints with the San Jose Sharks, Edmonton Oilers, Florida Panthers, Columbus Blue Jackets, Detroit Red Wings, Carolina Hurricanes, Phoenix Coyotes, and Dallas Stars. Along the way he won the Stanley Cup with Carolina in 2006 and surpassed the 70-point mark on five separate occasions. He will finish with 385 goals and 1,064 career points. His point total puts him in 63rd place on the NHL's all-time leaderboard, ahead of Joe Mullen and just behind Keith Tkachuk.
Jan 21 - 2:09 PM

Ray Whitney told ESPN on Thursday that his interest in playing another NHL season is declining with each week that passes without receiving an offer.

"I’m not sure yet, and I’m not really tipping my hand one way or the other,’’ Whitney said about announcing his retirement. "I’m in shape, I’m skating, but I’m not too worried. There’s obviously limitations to where I would go, but I’m not out there searching for anything, either.’’ Whitney has put together a sensational NHL career where he's notched 1,064 points with eight teams, but a lack of team interest could force the 42 year old to call it quits.
Fri, Sep 5, 2014 09:47:00 PM

Coming off the toughest season of his career, Ray Whitney's status for next season is still in limbo as the 42 year-old has not revealed plans to sign a new contract nor declared his intention to retire.

Whitney has compiled a fantastic NHL career with 1064 points in 1330 NHL games, including a Stanley Cup and three All Star selections. But after seeing his ice time severely reduced with the Stars last year and managing just 32 points in 69 games, his services have not been in high demand. Whitney could be an asset to a team needing some depth scoring and a veteran presence, after all he notched 108 points in 114 games in the two seasons preceding last year.
Sat, Aug 16, 2014 11:54:00 AM

The Dallas Stars don't plan on re-signing Ray Whitney this summer.

Whitney had just nine goals and 32 points in 69 games in 2013-14. The fact that he won't be returning to Dallas isn't surprising after he criticized the team over his lack of playing time down the stretch. He turned 42 in May, so it wouldn't be surprising if he ultimately hangs up his skates instead of signing a new contract over the summer.
Tue, Jun 17, 2014 09:01:00 AM

Ray Whitney didn't like the way he was utilized this season in Dallas, especially down the stretch.

"The legs are still there, but it's nearly impossible to get the legs moving when you're over 40 and playing eight to 10 minutes and only on the power play," Whitney said. "After the first 10 games, I was on the second line, but the last three or four months, it was the fourth. They went with youth and they do have some good kids. I can't deny that." He will turn 42 years of age Thursday and he seems to understand that the 2013-14 campaign may have been his last. Whitney is eligible for unrestricted free agency in July, but he said: "There won't be a lot of people banging down the doors." He produced nine goals and 32 points in 69 games this past season.
Tue, May 6, 2014 08:17:00 AM

Ray Whitney could have played his last game in the NHL.

The veteran turns 42 on Thursday but struggled this season as the Stars used him on the power play and some time on the fourth line after the 10 game mark of the regular season. His family will be in Phoenix this season and unless he can get a job nearby (the Coyotes or a California team) he will likely retire. "Phoenix could be the easiest solution, but I don't know what their plans are," Whitney said. "My daughter's in Grade 7 now and it's time to get her settled, get the family all set. Moving around is all done for them."
Mon, May 5, 2014 07:59:00 AM

The Dallas Stars are expected to make veteran winger Ray Whitney a healthy scratch in Game 6 against the Anaheim Ducks on Sunday, according to TSN's Aaron Ward.

This shouldn't be shocking, being that "The Wizard" has failed to score a single point in five playoff games and only has three SOG in the series. He only managed to score 32 points in 69 games this season.
Sun, Apr 27, 2014 01:53:00 PM

Ray Whitney didn't end up playing on the top line in Game 2, but coach Lindy Ruff is looking for more from the veteran forward.

"I think Game 1 was a hard game for Ray. Coming off an injury, the level of energy in that game was more than he had seen. There were times he wasn't quite up to pace," Ruff said. "But I would expect more from Ray [Friday]. He's a veteran guy who we think can make those plays." The 41-year-old winger picked up nine goals and 32 points in 69 games during the regular season. He doesn't have a point in two playoff matches so far.
Sat, Apr 19, 2014 11:08:00 AM

Stars coach Lindy Ruff is planning on making lineup changes for Game 2, but he naturally didn't want to go into specifics.

Ray Whitney skated alongside Jamie Benn and Tyler Seguin during Friday's skate, but Ruff downplayed that. "We just did a warm-up and I said any three guys go," Ruff said. Whitney said he wasn't sure what line he would end up on.
Fri, Apr 18, 2014 04:44:00 PM

Ray Whitney (lower body) will play in Dallas' postseason opener on Wednesday.

Whitney missed the Stars' last six regular season contests. Look for him to play alongside Shawn Horcoff and Alex Chiasson on the team's fourth line.
Wed, Apr 16, 2014 05:08:00 PM

Ray Whitney (lower body) won't be available for Friday's game.

It sounds like Whitney is close to returning though. He might play on Sunday if the Stars need to win that game to make the playoffs. If not, he will probably continue to rest until the postseason.
Fri, Apr 11, 2014 01:46:00 PM

Ray Whitney (lower body) will not return on Wednesday.

It will be the fourth straight game that Whitney's missed. He has nine goals and 32 points in 69 contests this season.
Wed, Apr 9, 2014 04:15:00 PM

Ray Whitney will not play Sunday against the Panthers.

He is still dealing with a lower-body injury that has essentially sidelined him for all but 45 seconds the past 10 days. Keep Whitney on reserve for now.
Sun, Apr 6, 2014 12:33:00 PM

Ray Whitney (lower body) will not be able to play on Saturday.

Whitney logged just 45 seconds of ice time before he was pulled from Thursday's game due to a muscle strain. He has nine goals and 32 points in 69 contests in 2013-14.
Fri, Apr 4, 2014 05:47:00 PM

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