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HURRICANES AGREE TO TERMS WITH RAY WHITNEY

Saturday, 08.6.2005 / 7:26 PM ET / News
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HURRICANES AGREE TO TERMS WITH RAY WHITNEY

Two-time All-Star has topped 20-goal mark five times

RALEIGH, NC – Jim Rutherford, President and General Manager of the Carolina Hurricanes, announced today that the Hurricanes have agreed to terms with left wing Ray Whitney on a two-year contract. As per club policy, further terms of the deal were not released.

“I am very excited with the addition of Ray, who is a skilled forward who will add more speed and offense to our team,” said Rutherford.

Whitney, 33, played with the Detroit Red Wings during the 2003-04 season, totaling 14 goals and 29 assists (43 points) in 67 regular-season games. Prior to his one-year stint in Detroit, Whitney played two full seasons with Columbus, scoring 45 goals and registering 92 assists (137 points) in 148 games. Whitney has topped 60 points in five of his last seven seasons, including a 71-point output (29g, 42a) in 1999-2000 with Florida.

San Jose selected the Fort Saskatchewan, Alb., native in the first round, 23rd overall, in the first round of the 1991 NHL Entry Draft. Since turning professional, Whitney (5’ 10”, 175 lbs.) has totaled 205 goals and 330 assists (535 points) in 700 regular-season NHL games for San Jose, Edmonton, Florida, Columbus and Detroit. He has scored more than 20 goals in a season five times in his career, setting a career-high with 33 in 1997-98 with Edmonton and Florida. Whitney is a two-time NHL All-Star, selected to participate in 2000 and 2003.

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  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 x - MTL 77 47 22 8 203 174 102
2 x - NYR 75 47 21 7 228 177 101
3 x - TBL 77 47 23 7 249 201 101
4 PIT 76 42 23 11 210 190 95
5 NYI 77 45 27 5 235 215 95
6 DET 75 40 23 12 220 206 92
7 WSH 76 41 25 10 223 188 92
8 BOS 76 38 25 13 201 196 89
9 OTT 75 37 26 12 218 203 86
10 FLA 76 35 26 15 190 207 85
11 PHI 76 30 29 17 198 219 77
12 CBJ 75 36 35 4 207 232 76
13 NJD 76 31 33 12 168 194 74
14 CAR 75 28 36 11 174 204 67
15 TOR 76 28 42 6 198 244 62
16 BUF 76 21 47 8 148 255 50

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
E. Staal 70 21 28 -12 49
J. Faulk 75 15 32 -17 47
E. Lindholm 74 16 21 -19 37
J. Skinner 70 18 13 -21 31
V. Rask 73 11 20 -12 31
R. Nash 68 8 17 -10 25
N. Gerbe 71 8 17 -13 25
J. McClement 75 7 13 -3 20
A. Nestrasil 47 7 13 4 20
J. Staal 39 4 16 -7 20
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Ward 20 21 5 .911 2.40
A. Khudobin 8 15 6 .904 2.60