HARTFORD, CT- The Hartford Wolf Pack continued to reorganize their team for the 2017-18 season and on Thursday, announced the signing of veteran forward Joe Whitney.
The 29-year-old out of Reading, MA will be entering his seventh year in the AHL. He appeared in 55 games during the 2016-17 season with the San Antonio Rampage scoring 11 goals and 17 assists for 28 points. He was traded by the Colorado Avalanche to the Arizona Coyotes where he finished out the year with the Tucson Roadrunners. Whitney skated in 19 games for the Roadrunners and scored three goals and added five assists for eight points. He finished out the year with 14 goals and 22 assists for 36 points.
He has skated in 388 games in the AHL with the Portland Pirates, Albany Devils, Bridgeport Sound Tigers, San Antonio Rampage, and the Tucson Roadrunners. He scored 114 goals and received 164 assists for 278 points.
According to hockeydb.com, Whitney appeared in four games with the New Jersey Devils during the 2014-15 season and scored his first National Hockey League goal.
Whitney played for the Boston College Eagles in the NCAA Hockey East conference from 2007-11. He won NCAA titles with the Eagles during the 2007-08 and 2009-10 season. During his four year NCAA career he skated in 161 games and scored 40 goals and received 102 assists for 142 points.
It has been a busy summer for the Wolf Pack and their NHL affiliate, the New York Rangers, as they made some key changes with promoting Assistant Coach Keith McCambridge to Head Coach and hiring Joe Mormina as Assistant Coach. They sign veteran forwards Greg Carey, Cole Schneider, Dan DeSalvo, and Eric Selleck.
The Wolf Pack will play a home-and-home during the preseason against the Bridgeport Sound Tigers on Thursday, September 28 and Saturday, September 30. They will kickoff their 2016-17 season on Friday, October 6 against the Charlotte Checkers at the XL Center.