June 17, 1977 |
Alameda, Saskatchewan, Canada
|Height||5 ft 11 in (180 cm)|
|Weight||209 lb (95 kg; 14 st 13 lb)|
|Played for||Washington Capitals
New York Rangers
St. Louis Blues
|NHL Draft||100th overall, 1996
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.
On July 13, 2009, Whitfield signed a two-year contract with the Boston Bruins, returning to the team by which he was drafted. 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. On October 21, 2009, Whitfield was recalled and made his debut with Boston against the Nashville Predators. 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. 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.
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.
Regular season and playoffs
|1998–99||Hampton Roads Admirals||ECHL||19||13||12||25||12||4||2||0||2||14|
|2001–02||New York Rangers||NHL||1||0||0||0||0||—||—||—||—||—|
|2005–06||St. Louis Blues||NHL||30||2||5||7||14||—||—||—||—||—|
|2008–09||St. Louis Blues||NHL||3||0||1||1||0||—||—||—||—||—|
|World Junior Championships|
Awards and honours
|West First All-Star Team||1997|
|West Second All-Star Team||1998|
|All-Star Game||2003, 2013|
- Blues Recall Whitfield from Peoria, St. Louis Blues, (Jan. 15, 2009) Archived January 16, 2009, at the Wayback Machine.
- "Rivermen captain ships out". pjstar.com. 2009-07-10. Retrieved 2009-07-13.
- "Opening night roster set". Providence Bruins. October 2, 2009. Archived from the original on October 8, 2009. Retrieved August 22, 2010.
- "Begin lifts Bruins to 3-2 win over Predators". Yahoo! Sports. 2009-10-21. Retrieved 2010-08-22.
- "Bruins' Whitfield tears Achilles tendon; likely out for year". The Sports Network. 2010-08-22. Retrieved 2010-08-22.
- "Bruins sign forward Trent Whitfield and Goalie Anton Khudobin to two-year contracts". nesn.com. 2011-07-01. Retrieved 2011-07-01.
- "Bolzano fix first important building block for first line" (in German). HC Bolzano. 2013-08-22. Retrieved 2013-08-22.