POSITION: Left Wing
HEIGHT: 5' 10"
BIRTHPLACE: Fort Saskatchewan, AB, CAN
DRAFTED: SJS: 1991-23 overall
|2009 PLAYOFF TOTALS: 18 gp, 3-8-11, 4 pim
HURRICANES PLAYOFF TOTALS: 42 gp, 12-14-26, 18 pim
CAREER PLAYOFF TOTALS: 83 gp, 18-25-43, 36 pim
* Completed his sixth NHL playoff season and second with the Hurricanes, skating in all 18 postseason contests for Carolina
* Ranked tied for second on the team in playoff scoring (11 points)
* Scored his third goal of the postseason in Game 7 at NJ (4/28)
* Established career playoff highs for assists (3) and points (4) in a game with a goal and three assists in Game 6 vs. NJ (4/26)
ROUND 3 TOTALS: 4 gp, 0-2-2, 0 pim
ROUND 2 TOTALS: 7 gp, 0-2-2, 2 pim
ROUND 1 TOTALS: 7 gp, 3-4-7, 2 pim
2008-09 REGULAR SEASON TOTALS: 82 gp, 24-53-77, 32 pim
2008-09 REGULAR SEASON:
* Established a new career high and ranked 12th in the NHL with 53 assists
* Was first among Hurricanes in points (77), assists (53), power-play points (30) and power-play assists (23)... Was third on the team in goals (24)
|Draft: San Jose 1991 (2-23-2)
Acquired: Aug. 6, 2005 signed as a free agent
First NHL Game: April 15, 1992, a 4-3 San Jose loss vs. Calgary
First NHL Point: April 15, 1992, an assist in a 4-3 San Jose loss vs. Calgary
First NHL Goal: Dec. 1, 1992 in a 3-1 San Jose loss vs. Edmonton
Most Goals, Game: 3 - three times, (Last: March 6, 2009 in a 6-1 Carolina win vs. Calgary)
Most Assists, Game: 4 - Oct. 30, 2000 in a 6-5 Florida loss at New Jersey
Most Points, Game: 5 - Feb. 8., 2007 in a 5-2 Carolina win at Boston
Most Penalty Minutes, Game: 17 - Jan. 6, 2000 in a 4-2 Florida loss at Los Angeles
Shootout Statistics: 13 attempts, four goals (30.8%), 0 game-deciding goals
Ray and his wife, Brijet, were married on June 4, 2000… They have two daughters, Harper (1) and Hanna (7), and a son named Hudson (5)... Ray spends his summers in Ft. Saskatchewan, Alb… He enjoys square dancing in the off-season… He is involved with the Garth Brooks Teammates for Kids Foundation… Ray collects classic cars, and he and his wife own a 1970 Plymouth Roadrunner, 1969 Chevrolet Camaro convertible, 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle and 1957 Ford Thunderbird… His favorite movie is Beaches, favorite TV show is Family Guy and favorite video game is Rock Band… The most-played song on his iPod is “Oh Lord, It’s Hard to be Humble”… His first youth hockey team was the Josephburg (Alb.) Flyers… Ray’s father, Floyd, was a practice goaltender for the Edmonton Oilers for 20 years… Ray served as stickboy for the Oilers in 1987-88 and says the player he emulated growing up was Steve Yzerman… He enjoys reading muscle car magazines… His most prized possessions are his family and his Stanley Cup ring… His favorite thing about playing in the NHL is the travel… Ray’s first job was cleaning dishes in a restaurant… His favorite vacation spot is Las Vegas… The person from history he would most want to meet is John F. Kennedy… The current celebrity Ray would most like to meet is Tiger Woods… The place he spends the most time in the Triangle is Hasentree Golf Course… His favorite road arena is Madison Square Garden… Ray’s favorite teammate not currently with the Hurricanes is Mike Sillinger… He wears number 13 because “Kevyn Adams had number 14”… His most memorable goal was a double-overtime score in Game 7 of the 1995 Western Conference Quarterfinals against Calgary.
Completed his 17th NHL season and fourth with Carolina... Established a new career high with 53 assists... Was first among Hurricanes in points (77), assists (53), power-play points (30) and power-play assists (23)... Was third on the team in goals (24)... Played in all 82 regular-season games for the first time in his NHL career... Was 12th in the NHL in assists (53)... Led Hurricanes skaters in multi-assist games (15) and multi-point games (21)... Had 26 points in the last 18 games (3/3-4/11: 6g, 20a)... Was 0-for-2 in the shootout and is 4-for-13 (30.8) in his career... Assisted on both of Babchuk’s power-play goals at NJ (4/11)... Had his 14th multi-assist game of the season, including a helper on Babchuk’s overtime game-winner vs. PIT (4/4)... Earned his 500th career assist with the helper on Brind’Amour’s goal vs. OTT (3/25)... Scored the game-winning goal in overtime at FLA (3/23)... Earned three assists vs. NYI (3/20)... Scored his 23rd goal of the season, had a pair of assists and was (+4) at WSH (3/14)... Collected two assists vs. NYR (3/9)... Notched his third career hat trick, capped by his 300th career NHL goal, vs. CGY (3/6)... Reached the 20-goal mark for the eighth time in his career with his second goal of the night... Had his third consecutive multi-point effort with a pair of assists and was (+4) vs. COL (2/22)... Scored his 18th goal of the season and set up Cullen’s goal at NYI (2/19)... Earned three assists at ATL (12/26)... Notched his sixth multi-point game of the season with a goal and an assist at MIN (12/23)... Earned his third multi-assist game of the season with a pair of helpers, including the primary assist on Corvo’s overtime game-winner, vs. FLA (12/18)... Scored a pair of goals vs. WSH (12/7)... Scored two goals for his first multi-goal game of the season vs. PHX (11/21)... Netted the game-winning goal vs. MTL (11/18)... Found the net for the second consecutive game and earned an assist vs. TOR (11/2)... Had a pair of assists, including the lone helper on Staal’s overtime winner at TB (10/11)... Scored Carolina’s second goal and was named first star of the game vs. FLA (10/10)... Longest goal streak: 2 games (11/1-11/2: 2g, 1a; 11/18-11/21: 3g, 0a; 3/12-3/14: 2g, 2a)... Longest assist streak: 5 games (4/2-4/11: 0g, 8a)... Longest point streak: 5 games (10/10-10/19: 1g, 5a; 12/4-12/13: 3g, 3a; 12/18-12/26: 2g, 7a; 4/2-4/11: 0g, 8a)... Multi-goal games: 3 (last: 3/6 vs. CGY: 3g, 0a)... Multi-assist games: 15 (last: 4/11 at NJ: 0g, 2a)... Multi-point games: 21 (4/11 at NJ: 0g, 2a).
Completed his sixth NHL playoff season and second with the Hurricanes, skating in all 18 postseason contests for Carolina... Ranked tied for second on the team in playoff scoring (11 points)... Scored his third goal of the postseason in Game 7 at NJ (4/28)... Established career playoff highs for assists (3) and points (4) in a game with a goal and three assists in Game 6 vs. NJ (4/26)... Assisted on Staal's power-play goal in Game 2 at NJ (4/17)... Scored the Hurricanes' lone goal in Game 1 at NJ (4/15).
Is in his 18th NHL season and fifth with the Hurricanes… Signed a three-year contract with the Hurricanes on April 13, 2007… Played in the 2000 and 2003 NHL All-Star Games… Represented Canada at the 2002 IIHF World Hockey Championship in Sweden… Led Team Canada in scoring (4-2-6 in six GP) at 1997 World Championship in Switzerland.
1988-91: Played 214 games with Spokane of the Western Hockey League (WHL)... Is Spokane’s all-time leading scorer with 348 points, first all-time with 207 assists and third with 141 career goals... Averaged 1.63 points per game in his junior career, fifth all-time in Chiefs history... In 21 career playoff games, had 16 goals and 38 points
1990-91: Led the WHL in scoring with 67 goals, and franchise records of 118 assists and 185 points... Named the WHL’s Most Valuable Player and the Canadian Hockey League’s Most Sportsmanlike Player of the Year... Named a WHL Western Conference First Team All-Star... In 15 playoff games prior to the Memorial Cup, scored 13 goals, 18 assists and 31 points... Was one of three Chiefs named to the Memorial Cup’s All-Star Team (Pat Falloon, Brent Thurston)... Named the Memorial Cup’s Most Sportsmanlike Player... Helped the Chiefs to an 18-1 record through the playoffs and Memorial Cup Championship
1991-92: Played final two games of Sharks’ inaugural season, picking up three assists... Had his first NHL multi-point game with two assists vs. WPG (4/16)... Earned an assist in NHL debut vs. CGY (4/15)... Named MVP of 1992 IHL All-Star Game after five-point (2g, 3a) performance... Left Germany to join San Diego (IHL) and finished sixth in league scoring, posting 90 points (36g, 54a) in 63 games... Began season with Cologne of German League (3g, 6a in 10 games)
1992-93: Scored first NHL goal, on the power play, in season debut with the Sharks vs. EDM (12/1)... Tied for third on Kansas City (IHL) in scoring with 53 points (20g, 33a) in 46 games... Played 26 games for San Jose, collecting four goals and six assists... Finished third among Blades playoff scorers with 12 points (5g, 7a) in 12 games
1993-94: Played first full NHL season, collecting 40 points (14g, 26a) in 61 games with the Sharks... Had 11 multiple-point games, including seven after All-Star break... Appeared in all 14 playoff contests, recording four assists
1994-95: Tied for third on the Sharks in scoring, notching 25 points (13g, 12a) in 39 games... Finished second on the club in goals and power-play goals (4)... Had eight points (4g, 4a) in 11 playoff games... Scored series-winning goal in double-overtime in Game 7 of the Western Conference Quarterfinals vs. CGY (5/19)
1995-96: Recorded 41 points (17g, 24a) in 60 games with the Sharks
1996-97: Scored one goal and earned seven assists (8 points) in nine games with the Thoroughblades before finishing season in Utah (IHL), where he scored 13 goals and had 35 assists (48 points) in 43 IHL games... Recorded two assists in 12 games with San Jose before being assigned to Kentucky (AHL)
1997-98: Recorded career-highs in goals (33) and points (65) in 77 games with Edmonton and Florida... Led Panthers in goals, points, power-play scores (12), plus/minus (+9) and shooting percentage (18.9% overall)... Tied for 10th in the league in goals... Earned his 100th NHL assist vs. MTL (3/26)
1998-99: Led club in scoring for second consecutive season (64 points)... Also led Florida in goals (26), assists (38), power-play goals (7), power-play points (24) and game-winning goals (6)... Finished second in shots (193)... For second consecutive season, never went more than four games without a point... Scored his 100th NHL goal at WSH (3/11) (Guy Hebert) on first career penalty shot... Played 300th NHL game vs. CAR (12/5)... Tied Panthers record with four points (1g, 3a) in 6-2 win vs. BUF (11/28)... Notched 200th NHL point that night
1999-00: Ranked among the team leaders in goals (2nd, 29), assists (2nd, 42), points (2nd, 71), power-play goals (T-5th, 5), shots (3rd, 198), plus/minus (4th, +16) and game-tying goals (1st, 2)... Closed season on a career-high eight-game points streak (4g, 5a)... Finished season with a then-career high 71 points... Selected to his first NHL All-Star Game
2000-01: Missed 29 of the final 37 games of the season due to a back injury... Picked up an assist in his first game with Columbus vs. DET (4/3)... Earned his 200th career NHL assist at PIT (12/15)... Set a career-high with four assists at NJ (10/30)
2001-02: Led team in goals (21), assists (40), points (61) and shots on goal (210)... Tied for second on the club with six power-play goals... Paced Columbus in power-play points (6g, 21a)...Led team with 18 multi-point games... Season high two goals and two assists for four points at PIT (3/11)... Season high three assists vs. CHI (1/12)... Team record five-game goal-scoring streak from 11/13-11/19... Played his 500th NHL game vs. STL (11/29)... Earned his 400th NHL point with an assist at LA (3/3)... Missed two games due to birth of daughter Hanna (4/6-4/8)
2002-03: Served as Blue Jackets team captain... Led team in assists and points, setting team records and career-highs in both categories... Tied for NHL lead in power-play assists (34)... Tied for third in the NHL in power-play points (42)... Made his second NHL All-Star Game appearance... Ranked second on the club in shots on goal (235)... Ranked third on team and first among forwards in average ice time (21:00)... Fourth in power-play goals (8), tied for second in shorthanded goals (2) and tied for fifth in game-winning tallies (2)... Earned his 300th NHL assist vs. MIN (4/2)... Played in his 600th game at DAL (1/22)... Had his first career hat trick vs. LA (2/27)
2003-04: Posted a career-best four shorthanded goals... Scored 500th NHL point at NSH (10/30)... Scored his 200th career goal on the power play at COL (2/5) (David Aebischer)... Played in his 700th NHL game vs. CBJ (4/3)... Missed 15 games due to groin injury... Played all 12 of Detroit’s postseason games, scoring the game-winning, series clinching goal in Game 6 of the First Round vs. Nashville (4/17)
2004-05: Did not play
2005-06: Ranked sixth on the team in scoring with 55 points (17g, 38a) in 63 games played... Missed the final six games of the regular-season with a lower-body injury... Had 19 points in his last 20 games played prior to the injury... Carolina was 44-15-4 with Whitney in the lineup... Scored two goals, including the overtime game-winner vs. WSH (4/3)... Scored on his first career shootout attempt at PHI (1/17)... Returned to action after missing six games with a groin injury and had an assist at ANA (12/6)... Made his Hurricanes debut at WSH (10/22), earning his first point with Carolina with an assist on Brind’Amour’s goal and scoring his first goal with Carolina with a power-play goal... Also had an assist on Cullen’s goal for a three-point night... Placed on injured reserve with a groin injury (10/6)... Games missed due to injury: 19 (groin: 10/5-10/20, 11/22-12/3; lower-body: 3/27, 4/7-4/18)... Completed his fifth NHL playoff season and first with Carolina, capturing his first Stanley Cup... Ranked tied for third in the NHL in goals (9) and power-play goals (5)... Was tied for second on the Hurricanes in goals (9), and eighth in points (15)... Netted his ninth goal of the playoffs and assisted on Staal’s second goal in Game 5 vs. EDM (6/14)... Scored a pair of goals in his Stanley Cup Final debut in Game 1 vs. EDM (6/5)... Earned the primary assist on Stillman’s overtime game-winner in Game 5 vs. BUF (5/28)... Scored a pair of goals in Game 2 vs. BUF (5/22)... Netted a pair of goals, including the game-winner, in Game 1 vs. NJ (5/6)... Made his Hurricanes playoff debut and scored a power-play goal in Game 2 vs. MTL (4/24)... Missed Game 1 vs. MTL (4/22) with a lower-body injury
2006-07: Matched his career-high in goals and established a new career-high in points (83)... Ranked first on the team in points (83), second in assists (51) and second in goals (32)... Ranked second on the team in shooting percentage (14.9%) and first in takeaways (52)... Led the Hurricanes in multi-assist games (13) and multi-point games (22)... Ranked tied for 21st in the NHL in points (83) and tied for 27th in assists (51)... Had 52 points (22g, 30a) in his final 48 games played... Scored the game-winning goal during an overtime power play, earned an assist and was named first star of the game at FLA (4/1)... Reached the 30-goal mark for the second time in his career with a goal at PHI (3/28)... Broke the franchise record, scoring three even-strength goals in a 1:40 span in the second period, earned two assists and was named first star of the game at BOS (2/8)... It was his second hat trick and first five-point night for his 14-plus year NHL career... His three goals in 100 seconds were the fastest three goals scored at even strength since Bill Mosienko scored three even-strength goals in a 21-second span for Chicago on March 23, 1952, at NY Rangers in a 7-6 Blackhawks win... Had his second four-point night (1g, 3a) and was a season-high (+4) vs. WSH (1/26)... The goal gave him his sixth career 20-goal season... Earned a pair of helpers, including his 400th NHL assist, at TOR (1/9)... Assisted on both of Erik Cole’s goals vs. NYI (1/6) - the first assist was his 100th point with Carolina... Scored a goal, earned an assist and was named second star in his 100th game with the Hurricanes and 800th NHL game at FLA (1/23)... Netted a pair of goals and earned two assists for his first four-point game with the Hurricanes at ATL (11/1)... Assisted on Williams’ second goal at NYI (10/21) for his 600th career NHL point... Missed one game due to injury (lower-body: 3/4).
2007-08: Completed his 16th NHL season and third with the Hurricanes... Ranked second among Hurricanes in goals (25), assists (36) and points (61) despite missing 16 games due to injury... Ranked first on the team in power-play assists (24), second in power-play points (30), second in takeaways (41) and third in shots (204)... Had the team’s longest goal (5 games: 10/22-10/31: 6g, 3a ) and point (9 games:?10/22-11/10: 7g, 8a ) streaks of the season... Earned a pair of assists vs. FLA (4/4)... Underwent surgery to remove a damaged bursa in his leg and was placed on injured reserve on 3/15, missing 12 games... Scored his 25th goal of the season vs. ATL (2/21)... Netted his 24th goal of the season, assisted on Cole’s tying goal and was (+2) in a season-high 25:40 of ice time vs. BOS (2/19)... Netted the game-winning goal for the second consecutive game with a third-period tally vs. FLA (2/16)... Scored the game-winning goal, earned a pair of assists and skated 24:33 of ice time vs. PIT (2/14)... Played in his 900th NHL game and his 200th with the Hurricanes at BOS (2/12)... Earned a pair of assists including the primary helper on Brind’Amour’s overtime game-winner vs. TOR (1/31)... Returned to action after missing three games due to illness and assisted on Brind’Amour’s goal at TOR (1/15)... Notched his 20th goal of the season, had an assist and was named first star at ATL (1/4)... Scored two goals, including the game-winner, and earned an assist at TB (12/22)... Netted his 16th goal of the season and assisted on Cole’s goal at FLA (12/20)... Scored the extra-attacker, game-tying goal with 27 seconds left vs. TOR (12/18)... Netted his 13th and 14th goals of the season and assisted on Cole’s goal at MTL (12/8)... Scored his 10th goal of the season vs. TB (11/23), to hit double-digits in goals for the 10th consecutive season... Was held off the scoresheet at TB (11/14), ending a career-high 10-game point streak... Earned two assists, including the 100th assist of his Hurricanes career at FLA (11/12)... Earned assists on each of Brind’Amour’s two goals at ATL (11/10)... Earned helpers on Carolina’s first two goals vs. WSH (11/5)... Notched two goals and two assists for a four-point game at NYI (10/27)... Assisted on Stillman’s power-play goal and tallied an empty-net goal vs. VAN (10/22)... Earned his first point of the season with an assist vs. PIT (10/5).
5/19/91 — Wins the Memorial Cup (CHL championship) as a member of the WHL’s Spokane Chiefs, who sweep through the WHL Playoffs and Memorial Cup with an 18-1 playoff record. Whitney, the WHL’s Most Valuable Player during the regular-season, is named to the Memorial Cup’s All-Star Team and completes his junior hockey career as the Chiefs’ all-time leading scorer.
4/15/92 — Earns an assist in his NHL debut with the San Jose Sharks in the penultimate game of San Jose’s inaugural season. Whitney had begun the season with Cologne of the German League and spent the majority of the year with San Diego of the IHL.
12/1/92 — Scores his first career goal with a power-play tally in his season debut with San Jose, against his hometown Edmonton Oilers.
5/19/95 — Scores the series-clinching goal for San Jose in double-overtime in Game 7 of the Western Conference Quarterfinals at Calgary.
2/6/00 — Representing the Florida Panthers, Whitney plays in his first NHL All-Star Game, the NHL’s 50th, at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto.
2/2/03 — Returns to South Florida to represent the Columbus Blue Jackets in his second NHL All-Star Game.
6/19/06 — Captures his first Stanley Cup as the Carolina Hurricanes defeat the Edmonton Oilers in Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Finals at the RBC Center. Finishes the postseason with career-highs in playoff goals (9), assists (6) and points (15).
3/17/07 — Establishes a new career-high for points in a season by earning his 76th and 77th points of the year with a goal and an assist at New Jersey. Goes on to finish the season with 83 points (32 goals, 51 assists).