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Joe Whitney | Winger | #48

Team: New York Islanders
Age / DOB:  (28) / 2/6/1988
Ht / Wt:  5'6' / 170
College: Boston College

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The New York Islanders have signed Joe Whitney to a one-year, two-way contract.
Whitney had 23 goals, 60 points, and 64 penalty minutes in 66 AHL contests in 2014-15. He might play for the Islanders at some point during the 2015-16 campaign as an injury replacement. Fri, Jul 3, 2015 10:29:00 AM

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Joe Whitney has been sent to AHL Albany.

It's an opportunity for Whitney to continue to play during the NHL All-Star break. On top of that, he'll participate in the AHL All-Star Game on Monday. He has 14 goals and 33 points in 35 AHL contests in 2014-15.
Wed, Jan 21, 2015 11:01:00 AM

Joe Whitney will play as fourth line left wing next to Tim Sestito and Jordin Tootoo Friday night in Anaheim.

Whitney, whose 26 years old and has a goal in four career NHL games, has been a steady scoring force for AHL Albany this season. He has 14 goals and 33 points through 35 games, and seems well on pace to eclipse his career highs of 26 goals and 51 points from 2012-13. On second thought, he'd probably prefer to never see Albany again.
Fri, Jan 16, 2015 09:53:00 PM

Joe Whitney has been called up by the New Jersey Devils.

The Devils wanted an extra forward because Jaromir Jagr and Tuomo Ruutu will both miss Wednesday's contest due to an illness. Whitney might play on the fourth line on Wednesday.
Tue, Jan 13, 2015 11:09:00 AM

Joe Whitney has been selected as the AHL Player of the Week.

Whitney had two goals and five points in two AHL contests. That gives him 13 goals and 32 points in 32 games in 2014-15. Although he's having a strong season in the minors, the 26-year-old isn't likely to earn anything more than short-term stints with the Devils for the remainder of the season.
Tue, Jan 6, 2015 08:03:00 AM

Joe Whitney has been sent to the minors.

The Devils will have Martin Havlat, Patrik Elias, and Michael Ryder back in their lineup Friday night and they needed to make some room for their return. Whitney has a goal in two games with New Jersey this season.
Fri, Jan 2, 2015 05:48:00 PM

Joe Whitney was naturally excited to score his first goal Wednesday.

"I just remember getting it off pretty quick," Whitney recalled. "I don't even remember what I did after. I was looking for guys to celebrate. I don't know where anyone was. It happened pretty quickly. I'm just very fortunate." That gave the Devils a 1-0 lead, but they couldn't take advantage of it in an eventual 3-1 loss. Whitney, 26, has 11 goals and 27 points in 30 AHL contests in 2014-15.
Thu, Jan 1, 2015 09:05:00 AM

Joe Whitney, who made his debut for New Jersey on Monday, scored his first goal with the Devils in a 3-1 loss Wednesday to the Red Wings in Detroit.

Whitney played in one game for the Devils last season. The goal also was notable for Joe Sestito as he drew his first assist of the season on the scoring play.
Wed, Dec 31, 2014 11:18:00 PM

Joe Whitney will make his season debut for the Devils Monday night against the Penguins.

Whitney had played in one game last season for the Devils but will be on the ice Monday for the first time this season. He was skating in warmups on the wing with Tim Sestito and Jordin Tootoo.
Mon, Dec 29, 2014 06:48:00 PM

The New Jersey Devils have summoned Joe Whitney.

Whitney has 11 goals and 28 points in 30 AHL games in 2014-15. However, if Whitney plays on Monday, it will likely be as a fourth liner.
Mon, Dec 29, 2014 11:02:00 AM

Joe Whitney has been returned to the minors.

He'll be back in AHL Albany in time for his bobblehead night. Whitney logged just 8:00 of ice time in his NHL debut on Friday night.
Sat, Jan 25, 2014 01:18:00 PM

Skating on the top line with Travis Zajac and Jaromir Jagr for most of the first two periods before getting only two shifts in the third, Joe Whitney played eight minutes in the Devils' win Friday night.

He didn't register a shot on goal but "I thought he did a good job," Devils coach Pete DeBoer said. "Tough spot to be thrown into, and I thought he held his own." Whitney turns 26 next week.
Sat, Jan 25, 2014 10:15:00 AM

Joe Whitney is getting ready to make his NHL debut on Friday.

Whitney has 16 goals and 36 points in 40 AHL contests in 2013-14. He'll turn 26 on Feb. 6, but he's getting a chance to play alongside Travis Zajac and Jaromir Jagr. He's been successful in the AHL for a while now, but the fact that he only stands at 5-foot-6 has led some to doubt his ability to make the leap to the NHL. "You always hear it," Whitney said. "It's something that I can't control and I just work that much harder to overcome it and, for all the people that haven't given me a chance because of it, I try to prove those people wrong."
Fri, Jan 24, 2014 07:48:00 AM

Joe Whitney has been recalled by New Jersey.

He leads AHL Albany with 36 points (16 goals, 20 assists) in 40 games this season. Whitney skated on a line with Travis Zajac and Jaromir Jagr on Thursday. "With everybody becoming healthy we've got to try to find a left wing for Travis and Jagr," GM Lou Lamoriello said. "So, we're going to give Joe a chance. He's leading us in scoring in the minors, he led us last year and he deserves the opportunity and we'll just go from there."
Thu, Jan 23, 2014 02:14:00 PM

According to, Joe Whitney has inked a two-year, two-way contract with the New Jersey Devils.

He played under an AHL contract in 2012-13 with New Jersey's minor-league affiliate in Albany, where led the team in scoring for a second straight season with 26 goals and 51 points in 66 games.
Thu, May 2, 2013 10:48:00 AM

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