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Ray Whitney

Born:May 8, 1972Draft:1991 Sharks 23rd Overall
Hometown:Fort Saskatchewan, AlbertaPosition:Left Wing
Known For:“The Wizard”Shoots:Right
National Team:CanadaCurrent Team:Retired

Raymond D. “Ray” Whitney (born May 8, 1972) is a Canadian former professional ice hockey player in the National Hockey League (NHL). He was given the nickname “The Wizard” for his passing and playmaking skills.

Whitney is considered to have been one of the most underrated players in the NHL, as his name has rarely been mentioned amongst hockey fans and writers despite his consistently high point-production throughout his entire 22-year career, making him one of the top 65 point producers in the history of the NHL. On January 29, 2016, Whitney became the first Spokane Chiefs player to have their number retired (#14). He won the Stanley Cup with the Carolina Hurricanes in 2006.

Ray Whitney, Carolina Hurricanes
Everybody loves Raymond. (Photo courtesy of Wendy Bullard/ Flikr.)

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  • WHL West First Team All-Star (1991)
  • WHL Bob Clarke Trophy (1991)
  • WHL Player of the Year (1991)
  • WHL Champion (1991)
  • WHL Memorial Cup All-Star Team (1991)
  • WHL Memorial Cup Most Sportsmanlike Player (1991)
  • WHL Memorial Cup Champion (1991)
  • NHL All-Star Game (2000, 2003)
  • NHL Second Team All-Star (2012)
  • Stanley Cup Winner (2006)