NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. – The South Carolina Stingrays, ECHL affiliate of the NHL’s Washington Capitals and AHL’s Hershey Bears, announced they have agreed to terms with forward Steven Whitney for the 2017-18 season. Before an injury-shortened 2016-17 season, Whitney led the Norfolk Admirals in scoring during 2015-16 with 55 points (23g-32a).
Whitney, 26, has put up 71 points (31g-40a) in 91 career ECHL games while playing for Norfolk and the Florida Everblades. The native of Reading, Mass. also suited up for Norfolk during the 2012-13 and 2013-14 seasons when the club was a member of the AHL, scoring 27 points (13g-14a) in 73 contests.
Before turning pro, Whitney had a standout career at Boston College from 2009-13, helping the Eagles to National Championship titles in both 2010 and 2012. He finished with 128 points (55g-73a) in 160 collegiate games along with 203 penalty minutes and a +45 rating. Whitney was also a member of three Hockey East Tournament championship teams (2010, 2011, 2012) and helped win a Hockey East regular-season title in 2012. He was named to the NCAA’s All-Tournament team after the championship in 2012 and to the Hockey East’s First Team in 2013. Whitney served as an alternate captain during his senior season in 2012-13.
Whitney also previously played with the Omaha Lancers in the United States Hockey League and attended Lawrence Academy with Stingrays’ assistant coach Steve Bergin.