A two-time U.S. National Junior Team member at the World Junior Championships (2002, 2003), Whitney has also played for the U.S. at the 2001 IIHF World Under-18 Championship, collecting nine points (2-7-9) in 20 games in a Team USA uniform.
In 2000-01, he played for the U.S. National Under-18 Team, part of USA Hockey's National Team Development Program, and registered 40 points (9-31-40). His 40 points, ranks sixth in NTDP history among defensemen for a season.
I'm just excited about the opportunity. I've been on the ice earlier than usual and in the weight room, pushing around a little more weights than usual. Every day I go into a workout with a smile on my face and ready to go. When you do have a little more responsibility, you want to take your lunch pail and get ready to work.
— Brian Elliott to Jeremy Rutherford of the Post-Dispatch on being the Blues' No. 1 goalie