Trent Whitfield

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Trent Whitfield
Trent Whitfield 2011.jpg
Born (1977-06-17) June 17, 1977 (age 37)
Alameda, SK, CAN
Height 5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Weight 209 lb (95 kg; 14 st 13 lb)
Position Centre
Shoots Left
EBEL team
Former teams
HC Bolzano
Washington Capitals
New York Rangers
St. Louis Blues
Boston Bruins
NHL Draft 100th overall, 1996
Boston Bruins
Playing career 1998–present

Trenton Grant Whitfield (born June 17, 1977) is a Canadian ice hockey centre who currently plays Italian club, HC Bolzano in the Austrian Hockey League (EBEL).

Playing career[edit]

Whitfield was drafted in the fourth round, 100th overall, by the Boston Bruins in the 1996 NHL Entry Draft. He refused to sign with Boston, and returned to Spokane until signing a minor league contract with Washington.

On August 2, 2005, Whitfield signed with the St. Louis Blues for the 2005–06 season. After playing in 30 games with the Blues, Whitfield was assigned to their AHL affiliate, the Peoria Rivermen. Whitfield spent the next three seasons with the Rivermen, relied upon as captain and establishing himself as an elite player in the AHL.

He was recalled by the Blues, playing against the Colorado Avalanche, at St. Louis on January 15, 2009, in his first NHL game since 2006.[1]

On July 13, 2009, Whitfield signed a two-year contract with the Boston Bruins, returning to the team by which he was drafted.[2] Added as depth to the Bruins forwards, the veteran was assigned to captain Boston's AHL affiliate, the Providence Bruins, to begin the 2009–10.[3] On October 21, 2009, Whitfield was recalled and made his debut with Boston against the Nashville Predators.[4] He totaled 16 games over the course of the season with the Bruins and scored 43 points in 52 games with the P-Bruins before making his playoff debut with Boston in four games against the Philadelphia Flyers.

Prior to his second year with the Bruins on August 22, 2010, it was announced that Whitfield had torn his Achilles tendon and would likely miss the entirety of the 2010–11 season.[5] Whitfield recovered from his injuries and played 45 games in the minors for Providence. He was called as a spare for Boston in March 2011. When Boston won the Stanley Cup in June 2011, Whitefield was included on the official team picture, and later awarded a Stanley Cup ring. However, since he only played in the minors, his name could not be included on the Stanley Cup. On July 1, 2011, Whitfield re-signed to a two-year contract with the Boston Bruins.[6]

On August 22, 2013, after 15 seasons of professional hockey in North America, Whitfield signed his first European contract on a one-year deal with Italian club, HC Bolzano in their inaugural season in the Austrian Hockey League.[7]

Awards[edit]

  • 1996–97 WHL West First All-Star Team
  • 1997–98 WHL West Second All-Star Team

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1993–94 Spokane Chiefs WHL 5 1 1 2 0
1994–95 Spokane Chiefs WHL 48 8 17 25 26 11 7 6 13 5
1995–96 Spokane Chiefs WHL 72 33 51 84 75 18 8 10 18 10
1996–97 Spokane Chiefs WHL 58 34 42 76 74 9 5 7 12 10
1997–98 Spokane Chiefs WHL 65 38 44 82 97 18 9 10 19 15
1998–99 Portland Pirates AHL 50 10 8 18 20
1998–99 Hampton Roads Admirals ECHL 19 13 12 25 12 4 2 0 2 14
1999–00 Portland Pirates AHL 79 18 35 53 52 3 1 1 2 2
1999–00 Washington Capitals NHL 3 0 0 0 0
2000–01 Portland Pirates AHL 19 9 11 20 27
2000–01 Washington Capitals NHL 61 2 4 6 35 5 0 0 0 2
2001–02 Washington Capitals NHL 24 0 1 1 28
2001–02 New York Rangers NHL 1 0 0 0 0
2001–02 Portland Pirates AHL 45 14 20 34 24
2002–03 Portland Pirates AHL 64 27 34 61 42
2002–03 Washington Capitals NHL 14 1 1 2 6 6 0 0 0 10
2003–04 Portland Pirates AHL 24 8 7 15 22
2003–04 Washington Capitals NHL 44 6 5 11 14
2004–05 Portland Pirates AHL 67 16 38 54 75
2005–06 St. Louis Blues NHL 30 2 5 7 14
2005–06 Peoria Rivermen AHL 41 19 34 53 18
2006–07 Peoria Rivermen AHL 79 33 45 78 70
2007–08 Peoria Rivermen AHL 80 22 30 52 51
2008–09 Peoria Rivermen AHL 69 20 30 50 37 7 2 1 3 0
2008–09 St. Louis Blues NHL 3 0 1 1 0
2009–10 Providence Bruins AHL 52 17 26 43 22
2009–10 Boston Bruins NHL 16 0 1 1 7 4 0 0 0 0
2010–11 Providence Bruins AHL 45 18 18 36 42
2011–12 Providence Bruins AHL 50 9 7 16 32
2011–12 Boston Bruins NHL 1 0 0 0 0
2012–13 Providence Bruins AHL 48 6 6 12 20 11 0 2 2 14
AHL totals 812 247 349 596 554 21 3 4 7 16
NHL totals 194 11 18 29 104 18 0 0 0 12

References[edit]

  1. ^ Blues Recall Whitfield from Peoria, St. Louis Blues, (Jan. 15, 2009)
  2. ^ "Rivermen captain ships out". pjstar.com. 2009-07-10. Retrieved 2009-07-13. 
  3. ^ "Opening night roster set". Providence Bruins. 2009-10-02. Retrieved 2010-08-22. 
  4. ^ "Begin lifts Bruins to 3-2 win over Predators". Yahoo! Sports. 2009-10-21. Retrieved 2010-08-22. 
  5. ^ "Bruins' Whitfield tears Achilles tendon; likely out for year". The Sports Network. 2010-08-22. Retrieved 2010-08-22. 
  6. ^ "Bruins sign forward Trent Whitfield and Goalie Anton Khudobin to two-year contracts". nesn.com. 2011-07-01. Retrieved 2011-07-01. 
  7. ^ "Bolzano fix first important building block for first line" (in German). HC Bolzano. 2013-08-22. Retrieved 2013-08-22. 

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