WHITNEY'S CAREER HIGHS:
Points: 4, Providence, Feb 25, 2012
Goals: 2, 4 times
Assists: 3, Providence, Feb 25, 2012
Shots: 6, 10 times
Power-play goals: 1, 8 times
Short-handed goals: 2, vs. Northeastern, Feb 06, 2012
Plus/minus: 5, Providence, Feb 25, 2012
STEVEN JAMES WHITNEY; born February 18, 1991 ... shoots right ... has tallied 13 points - four goals and nine assists - in 17 postseason games ... participated in the U.S. National Junior Team Evaluation Camp in Lake Placid, N.Y. in August of 2010.
AS A JUNIOR (2011-12): Played in all 44 games ... registered 39 points - 16 goals and 23 assists; recorded 24 points - eight goals and 16 assists - in 27 Hockey East contests ... scored two power-play goals, a team-high three shorthanded goals, two game-winning goals and two empty-net goals ... finished the season with a plus-15 rating; notched a plus-five rating in league action ... enjoyed eight multiple-point performances, including one four-point effort and one three-point night ... tallied seven points - four goals and three assists - in eight postseason games ... earned All-Tournament honors at the NCAA Tournament's Frozen Four in Tampa, Fla.; scored three times and tallied a plus-three combined rating in victories over Minnesota (4/5) and Ferris State (4/7) in the Tampa Times Forum; opened the game's scoring with first-period scores in each game ... notched four points - one goal and three assists - and plus-five rating in the team's 7-0 home win over Providence (2/25) ... tallied three points - two shorthanded goals and one assist - in a 7-1 win over Northeastern (2/6) in the first round of the Beanpot in TD Garden, marking the first for a Boston College scorer since All-American Nathan Gerbe did so against Boston University on Nov. 30, 2007 ... snapped a 3-3 tie with 51.3 seconds left in the third period to lift the team to a 4-3 home win over New Hampshire (1/27).
AS A SOPHOMORE (2010-11): Played in 36 games; missed two games in late October because of injury ... registered 16 points - six goals and 10 assists; recorded 11 points - four goals and 11 assists - in 24 conference contests ... scored one power-play goal and two game-winning goals ... enjoyed two multiple-point games, including one multiple-goal performance ... earned Hockey East Co-Player of the Week honors after combining for four points and a plus-three rating in consecutive victories over Boston University; tallied two assists in a 9-5 win over the Terriers (12/3) at Agganis Arena then notched two goals, including the game's decisive tally in the team's 5-2 home win the next night ... snapped a scoreless tie with a power-play goal with 7:19 remaining in the third period in the team's 2-0 season-opening win at Northeastern (10/9).
AS A FRESHMAN (2009-10): Played in all 42 games ... registered 28 points - seven goals and 21 assists; recorded 16 points - five goals and 11 assists - in conference contests ... scored four power-play goals and two game-winning goals ... finished the season with a plus-seven rating ... enjoyed six multiple-point performances, including three three-point efforts ... earned Hockey East Rookie of the Week honors after stellar efforts in consecutive victories over Massachusetts (3/12 & 13) in the Hockey East quarterfinals; scored one goal - the gamewinner - and assisted on each of two power-play goals scored by Cam Atkinson in a 6-5 win over the Minutemen and then notched the primary assist on Paul Carey's third-period goal in a 5-2 series-clinching victory the next night ... earned Hockey East Rookie of the Week honors after assisting on three (of the team's six) goals in road wins over Harvard (12/9) and Providence (12/12); assisted on Jimmy Hayes' decisive score in a 3-2 win against the Crimson and tallied two assists in a 3-1 win against the Friars ... tallied three points - one goal and two assists - in a 7-1 win at Massachusetts (2/5) ... notched his first collegiate goal and point at 2:45 of the first period in a 7-1 home win over Vermont (11/14); finished the contest with three points - two goals and one assist ... assisted on classmate Chris Kreider's game-winning goal at 2:02 of the overtime period in a 2-1 home win over Massachusetts (2/26) ... assisted on each of the team's opening scores - both by Ben Smith - against Miami (4/8) and Wisconsin (4/10) in the NCAA Tournament's Frozen Four in Detroit, Mich.; notched the primary assist on Smith's decisive score in the team's 5-0 win over the Badgers in the national championship game.
BEFORE BC: Registered 163 points - 67 goals and 96 assists - during his four-year schoolboy career ... Earned All-ISL honors as a junior and senior forward for the Spartans... gained team MVP honors in 2008-09 after totaling 55 points - 21 goals and 34 assists; led Lawrence to the ISL championship ... served as team captain ... registered 37 points - 15 goals and 22 assists - as a junior in 2007-08 ... finished his sophomore campaign with a team-high 53 points - 23 goals and 30 assists ... played for Lawrence Academy head coach Kevin Potter ... joined the Omaha Lancers of the United States Hockey League at the conclusion of his senior prep school hockey season; recorded 15 points - four goals and 11 assists - in 12 games ... led the U.S. Under-17 Select Team to the 2006 Three Nations Cup championship in Rochester, N.Y.; netted a team-high seven points - two goals and five assists ... played for the U.S. Under-17 Select Team that finished second at the 2007 Under-17 Five Nations Cup in the Czech Republic; led the team in scoring with seven points - four goals and three assists ... was a member of the U.S. Under-18 Select Team that competed in the 2008 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament in the Czech Republic and Slovakia; led the team in scoring with six points - two goals and four assists ... also excelled on the baseball diamond; earned All-ISL honorable mention honors as a senior.
PERSONAL: Enrolled as a communications major in the College of Arts & Sciences ... is the 2012-13 recipient of the John P. Cunniff '66 Memorial Hockey Scholarship and the Morrissey Brothers Memorial Hockey Fund ... Steven is the second of Cherylann and John Whitney's three sons; his older brother Joe earned four varsity letters and served as team captain of the 2010-11 Boston College hockey team.
WHITNEY'S CAREER STATISTICS
YEAR CL GP G A Pts Shots Pen/Min +/- PPG SHG GW
2009-10 Fr. 42 7 21 28 87 14/28 +7 4 0 2
2010-11 So. 36 6 10 16 99 25/61 -1 2 0 2
2011-12 Jr. 44 16 23 39 110 23/65 +15 2 3 2
CAREER 122 29 54 83 296 62/154 +21 8 3 6