Phoenix proved it, too, is a player in this free agent feeding period as Coyotes GM Don Maloney has signed veteran winger Ray Whitney to a two-year contract. Whitney was in Carolina for the past five seasons, winning the Stanley Cup in 2006.
Whitney, 38, had 21 goals and 37 assists in 80 games this past season for the Hurricanes. In five seasons with Carolina he wracked up 119 goals and 215 assists for 334 points in 372 games. He topped out with a career-high 83 points in 2006-07 and 53 assists in 2008-09.
Phoenix is Whitney's seventh stop on his NHL tour. He debuted with San Jose in 1991-92. He also played with Edmonton, Florida, Columbus and Detroit, though his stop in Edmonton was only for nine games during the 1997-98 season.
Whitney, who will be teamed up with fellow veteran Shane Doan in Phoenix, has played in 1,072 games and has posted 869 points. He has another 43 points in 83 playoff games, including 15 points during the Hurricanes' run to the Stanley Cup in 2006.
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