Pittsburgh Penguins
Ryan Whitney
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RyanWhitney
POSITION: Defenseman
HEIGHT: 6' 4"
SHOOTS: Left
WEIGHT: 209
BIRTHDATE: 02/19/1983
BIRTHPLACE: Boston, MA, USA
DRAFTED: PIT: 2002-5 overall
2008-09 NOTES:
*Has two points (1G-1A) over his last four games, including his 150th career point, an assist Feb. 19 versus the Canadiens.
*Played in his 250th NHL game Feb. 16 against the Islanders.
*Leads the team with an average ice time of 24:34 minutes per game and power-play time, averaging 5:39 minutes per contest.

SEASON HIGHS
Points: 2 - (2X) last time, Jan. 28 vs. NYR
Shots: 4 - Jan. 5 @ NYR
Icetime: 31:07 - Feb. 4 vs. TBL
Plus/Minus: +1 - (10X) last time, Feb. 21 @ PHI
Blocked Shots: 5 - (2X) last time, Feb. 16. @ NYI
Hits: 4 - Feb. 6 vs. CBJ

CAREER HIGHS: MOST RECENT:
Goals : 2 (3X) 02/07/2008 PIT 4 vs NYI 3
Assists: 3 (2X) 03/13/2007 PIT 5 vs BUF 4
Points: 3 (5X) 02/21/2008 PIT 5 at MTL 4 (1G-2A)
SOG: 7 (1X) 04/18/2006 PIT 3 at TOR 5
PIM : 20 (1X) 01/25/2006 PIT 8 vs WAS 1

2007-08:  Skilled defenseman contributed 12 goals, 40 points in 76 games …Played 200th career NHL game Feb. 9 vs. Los Angeles and notched 100th career assist March 12 vs. Buffalo … Equaled career-high with three points Feb. 21 vs. Montreal (1+2) and Feb. 7 vs. NY Islanders (2+1) … Ranked second on team in ice time (22:28 per game) and fourth in blocked shots (114) … Scored first career shorthanded goal Jan. 24 vs. Philadelphia … Registered six points in playoffs (1+5) and tied for team lead with plus-8 rating … Was even or better in 16 of 20 playoff games … Logged game-high 50:46 of ice time in Game 5 of Stanley Cup Finals (triple overtime).

NHL CAREER: Former first-round pick had breakout season in 2006-07, ranking sixth in scoring among NHL defensemen with 59 points (14+45) in 81 games … Had 37 points in final 44 games of season … Second on team in average ice time (23:56) … Had career-high nine-game point streak from Jan. 10 to Feb. 1 (2+10) … Made NHL debut in 2005-06, recording 38 points (6+32) in 68 games … Recalled from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton after spending first nine games of 2005-06 in AHL.

INTERNATIONAL: Played for United States in World Junior Championships in 2002 and 2003 … In 2003 had five points in seven games (1+4) and helped U.S. to a fourth-place finish. … Played for U.S. National Developmental Team in 2000-01.

COLLEGE: Played three seasons as standout at BostonUniversity (2001-04) … Led team in scoring as a junior in 2003-04 with 25 points (9+16) and named Honorable Mention All Hockey East … Career highlights include winning Boston’s Beanpot Tournament with BU.