• Whitney posted a 22-4-4 record, 2.74 goals-against average, .896 save percentage and two shutouts in 2011-12 -- his rookie season -- to help Victoriaville finish fourth overall in the QMJHL. He ranked sixth in the league in goals-against average and eighth in save percentage. He also led all rookie netminders in goals-against average and ranked second in wins and save percentage.
• He participated in the 2012 CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game, stopping 11 of the 12 shots he faced. He also represented Team Canada at the 2012 Under-18 World Hockey Championship, but did not play during the tournament.
• A member of Team Atlantic at the 2011 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge, he posted two wins, a 3.58 goals-against average and .898 save percentage in four games.
• He started the 2010-11 season with the Halifax Taylar Made Security Titans of the NSMMHL, recording a 2.99 goals-against average and .890 save percentage in eight games. Whitney appeared in 26 games for the Valley Wildcats, also of the NSMMHL, in 2009-10.
• He credits his sister, Morgan, with having the most influence on his career -- “(She) always showed me how to work and believed in me.”
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It's a tribute to him, and everything he's done and deserved is coming to fruition tonight with his jersey in the rafters. He's going to be a first-ballot Hall of Famer. And I said today, if he's not, take my stuff out. If he doesn't deserve to be in there first ballot, no one does. Except for (Wayne) Gretzky, I guess.
— Hockey Hall of Fame member Brett Hull on former teammate Mike Modano, whose No. 9 was retired by the Dallas Stars on Saturday