Ryan Whitney
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"Ryan D. Whitney" is an United States/American professional ice hockey Defenceman/defenseman currently playing with HC Sochi of the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL).

After playing with his high school team from Thayer Academy and the USA Hockey/USA National Development Program, Whitney joined the college ranks with Boston University men's ice hockey/Boston University in 2001. Upon completing his freshman year, he was selected by the Pittsburgh Penguins fifth overall in the 2002 NHL Entry Draft. Following parts of three seasons with the Penguins' minor league affiliate, the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins, Whitney played his NHL rookie season in 2005–06 NHL season/2005–06. Whitney remained in Pittsburgh for three-and-a-half seasons, helping the club to the 2008 Stanley Cup Finals. He was traded to the Edmonton Oilers in 2010 after a brief stint with the Anaheim Ducks.

Whitney has competed internationally for the United States men's national ice hockey team/United States. He won a silver medal with the United States at the Ice hockey at the 2010 Winter Olympics - Men's tournament/2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver.

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I don't know. It obviously was an accident, but you never know. He's their best player. We'll see what happens as the game goes along, but I really haven't thought about it too much.

They say he's one of the best goalie prospects ever. He's awesome.

He's always been fantastic. He's so big [6 feet 4, 195 pounds]. He's always square to the shooter.

[Campbell] was pretty sure by watching it that it wasn't your normal kind of spear, where there's a lot of intent.

No one's said anything yet. I don't know what's going on. But it would be pretty cool to play for a Calder Cup.

They're one of the best teams in the league, and we played them real well last time. If we can do that again, hopefully, we'll have the same result.

We gave up a lot of shots, but we did a lot of good things, too. We're happy to get a win. And hopefully, we won't give up as many shots next time.

I went to put my stick between his legs and lift his stick up, but I just got him too high. I didn't mean to spear him. It was just an accident.

It's pretty obvious we didn't show up (Saturday). We got outworked in every zone. We took penalties and didn't kill them off. It was an embarrassing showing on our part.