Former NHL all-star Ray Whitney retires

Former NHL all-star Ray Whitney. (Tony Gutierrez/AP)

After 1,330 games with eight different teams, Ray Whitney is walking away from the National Hockey League.

Whitney, 42, announced his retirement on Wednesday.

Whitney totaled 385 goals and 1,064 points over the course of his 22-year career, with stops in San Jose, Edmonton, Florida, Columbus, Detroit, Carolina, Arizona and Dallas. He was a member of the 2006 Stanley Cup champion Carolina Hurricanes.

Drafted in 1991, Whitney was a second-round pick (23rd overall) by the Sharks. It was the Sharks’ inaugural NHL Entry Draft, one in which they selected Pat Falloon second overall.

Whitney set a career high in points with 83 during the 2006-07 season with the Hurricanes at the age of 34. He also eclipsed 70 points twice over the age of 35 (2008-09 with the Hurricanes and 2011-12 with the Coyotes).

Whitney’s last run in the NHL came with the Dallas Stars in 2013-14, when he totaled nine goals and 32 points in 69 games.

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