John Muse, goaltender for BC's 2008 and 2010 national championship teams, shares his memories
Five-point performances from Kevin Hayes (3-2-5) and Johnny Gaudreau (0-5-5) propel Boston College to eighth victory in nine games
JOSEPH RYAN WHITNEY; born February 6, 1988 ... shoots left ... earned a bachelor's degree in communications in May 2011 ... registered 102 assists in 161 career games; became the 15th player in school history with 100 career assists ... totaled 30 points - 10 goals and 20 assists - in 24 career postseason games ... played one season at Belmont Hill (2003-04) before transferring to Lawrence Academy for his final three seasons.
AS A SENIOR (2010-11): Served as team captain ... played in all 39 games ... earned the William J. Flynn Coaches Award ... earned Ledyard Classic All-Tournament team honors (at defense); switched from skating along the forward lines to defense in victories over Colgate (12/30) and Mercyhurst (12/31) at Dartmouth College in Hanover, N.H. ... registered 31 points - five goals and 26 assists; recorded 22 points - three goals and 19 assists - in 27 conference contests ... scored two game-winning goals ... finished the season with a +7 rating; totaled a +4 rating in Hockey East games ... enjoyed seven multiple-point performances, including one three-point effort ... tallied one goal and two assists in a 6-2 win at Denver (10/16) ... registered two points - one goal and one assist - in a 5-2 home win over Boston University (12/4) ... recorded two points, including the decisive score, in the team's 5-3 home win over UMass-Lowell (1/22) ... notched two assists three times - a 7-7 home tie with Northeastern (2/18), a 4-3 win at Massachusetts (2/25) and a 4-0 win at New Hampshire (3/4) ... tallied 100th career assist on Cam Atkinson's decisive score in the second period of the team's 4-1 home win over Massachusetts (3/11) in the Hockey East quarterfinals.
AS A JUNIOR (2009-10): Played in all 42 games ... earned All-Tournament honors at the NCAA Frozen Four in Detroit, Mich., after he tallied six points - one goal and five assists - in two victories; notched three points - one goal and two assists - in a 7-1 win over Miami (4/8) and registered three assists in the team's 5-0 win over Wisconsin (4/10) in the national championship game ... earned NCAA Northeast Regional All-Tournament Team accolades after he recorded four points - two goals and two assists - and a plus-five rating in a 9-7 win over Yale (3/28) in the regional final ... registered 45 points - 17 goals and 28 assists; recorded 26 points - 11 goals and 15 assists - in Hockey East contests ... scored one power-play goal and one game-winning goal ... enjoyed 12 multiple-point performances, including one four-point performance and six three-point efforts ... enjoyed two multiple-goal outings ... led all BC scorers with 14 points - four goals and 10 assists - in eight postseason victories ... tallied a team-high 10 points - three goals and seven assists - in four NCAA Tournament wins ... registered three assists, including his 100th collegiate point with an assist on his younger brother Steven Whitney's game-winning goal in the team's 6-5 home win over Massachusetts (3/12) in the quarterfinals of the league tournament ... notched a game-high three points - one goal and two assists - in each of two home wins over Providence (1/12 and 1/29) ... scored twice in each of two wins - Merrimack (2/23) and at Massachusetts (2/5) ... tallied two points, including the decisive third-period score, in a 3-2 win at Notre Dame (10/28) ... recorded two points - one goal and one assist - in a 4-1 win at Boston University.
AS A SOPHOMORE (2008-09): Played in 36 games ... registered 15 points - seven goals and eight assists; recorded nine points - five goals and four assists - in 26 Hockey East contests ... scored two game-winning goals and one power-play tally ... enjoyed one multiple-point performance ... totaled two points - one (game-winning) goal and one assist - in the team's 6-3 home victory over Maine (1/24); also scored in the team's 4-1 victory over the Black Bears (1/25) the next night ... tallied one point in each of BC's first four games ... netted his first goal of the season - the decisive score - in a 5-3 home win over Bowling Green (10/17) ... scored a third-period goal in the team's 5-1 home win over Providence (2/27) ... played six games on defense (11/21 - 12/6).
AS A FRESHMAN (2007-08): Played in all 44 games ... shared the program's Bernie Burke Outstanding Freshman Award with John Muse ... gained NCAA Northeast Regional Most Outstanding Player honors after he tallied three points - two goals and one assist - in victories over Minnesota (3/29) and Miami (3/30) in Worcester, Mass.; totaled two points - one goal and one assist - in the team's 5-2 win over the Golden Gophers, then scored an acrobatic overtime game-winning goal against the RedHawks to secure BC's berth in the Frozen Four ... earned All-Hockey East Rookie Team accolades ... captured All-Tournament honors at the Dodge Holiday Classic in Minneapolis, Minn., after he scored four points - one goal and three assists - in victories over Air Force (12/29) and RIT (12/30) ... registered 51 points - 11 goals and a team-high 40 assists; recorded 28 points - five goals and 23 assists - in 27 Hockey East contests ... finished second (behind Ken Hodge; 44 - 1984-85) among all freshmen in BC hockey history in single-season assist scoring and fourth all-time in freshmen point scoring ... finished the season ranked among the nation's leaders in assists per game (second; 0.91) and points per game among rookies (second; 1.16) ... led all BC players in power-play production with 29 points - five goals and 24 assists ... enjoyed 13 multiple-point games, including three four-point performances, and two three-point outings ... enjoyed one multiple-goal game ... scored five power-play goals and two game-winning goals ... totaled 10 points - four goals and six assists - in eight postseason victories ... tallied four points - two goals and two assists - in a home win over Merrimack (10/26) ... twice registered four-assist performances; tallied four assists in a 7-2 win at Harvard (12/12) and equaled the effort in a 5-2 win at UMass-Lowell (2/16) ... notched three points - one goal and two assists - in a 5-2 home win over Vermont (1/11) ... assisted on three (of five) BC goals in a game-one home victory over Providence (3/14) in the quarterfinals of the league tournament ... registered two points - one goal and one assist - in the team's 5-4 triple-overtime victory over New Hampshire in the semifinals of the Hockey East Tournament in TD Banknorth Garden ... scored BC's third goal - a power-play tally - in the second period of a 4-1 victory over Notre Dame (4/12) in the national championship game in Denver, Colo. ... netted his first career goal (and point) in the team's season-opening game against Michigan (10/12) in the Ice Breaker Tournament in St. Paul, Minn.
WHITNEY'S CAREER STATISTICS