Whitney Named to NHL's Second All-Star Team
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Wednesday, June 20, 2012
GLENDALE, ARIZONA --- The National Hockey League announced tonight that Coyotes left wing Ray Whitney was named to the 2011-12 NHL Second All-Star Team. It marks the first time in his 20-year career Whitney has been honored as a postseason All-Star.
The 5-foot-10, 180 pound Whitney led the team in scoring during the 2011-12 regular season (24-53-77). He recorded 70-plus points for only the fifth time in his illustrious tenure, and totaled 50-plus assists in a season for only the third time in his career. Whitney recorded the second-longest point streak of his career from Mar. 12-24 (seven games: 2-8-10). The Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta native is currently sixth overall among active all-time NHL assist leaders (638).
Whitney became only the 79th player in NHL history to record 1,000 career points with his assist vs. ANA, Mar. 31. He was the oldest player to accomplish the feat at 39 years, 328 days. Furthermore, the Wizard was only the sixth player in league history to record 1,000 points without registering a 50 goal, 60 assist or 100 point season. In 16 postseason games, he registered 2-5-7, while appearing in his 100th career postseason game in Game 2 of the Western Conference Final vs. Los Angeles on May 15.