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Who is Ryan Whitney?
Ryan Whitney is a well-known retired American professional ice hockey defenseman. Ryan Whitney is currently an analyst on NHL Network and the host of the Spittin’ Chiclets hockey podcast on Barstool Sports. Ryan began his college career at Boston University in 2001 after playing for his high school team from Thayer Academy and the USA National Development Program.
Early Life and Childhood
Ryan Whitney was born in the United States on February 19, 1983, in Scituate, Massachusetts. He has 39 years on the clock. Every year on February 19th, Ryan celebrates his birthday.
Sean, Ryan’s younger brother, played collegiate hockey at Cornell University from 2008 to 2009 and again in 2011-12.
Ryan Whitney’s educational background is unavailable.
Whitney enrolled at Thayer Academy, a college-prep school in Braintree, Massachusetts, and played on their hockey team in 1998.
Head Coach Jack Foley frequently paired Ryan, a freshman, with senior Brooks Orpik, his future college rival (being on opposite ends of the Boston College-Boston University Rivalry) and later his Pittsburgh Penguins teammate.
The USA Hockey National Team Development Program was drawn to his size and skill. Ryan left Thayer for the program, based in Ann Arbor, Michigan, for his senior year of high school after initially refusing the invitations.
Ryan accepted a full scholarship to play for Boston University under Jack Parker after graduating from high school.
Ryan had 21 points in 35 games as a freshman and was named to the 2002 Hockey East All-Rookie Team. Ryan was later selected as the fifth overall pick in the 2002 NHL Entry Draft by the Pittsburgh Penguins.
Ryan chose to forego his senior year of college eligibility after finishing his third year with Boston.
For the 2004 Calder Cup Playoffs, he was assigned to Pittsburgh’s American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate, the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins.
Ryan appeared in 20 games and scored 10 points, but Wilkes-Barre/Scranton was defeated in the finals by the Milwaukee Admirals.
Throughout the games, he hosted a podcast on Barstool Sports, sharing his thoughts, feelings, and experiences.
This podcast is co-hosted by him and Paul Bissonnette. The two talk hockey and tell stories to two Stoolies, Rear Admiral and Producer Mike Grinnell.
Net Worth and Salary
Ryan Whitney earns an annual salary of $78,163.
Ryan has amassed a sizable fortune over the course of his career. Ryan’s net worth is estimated to be $767,745.
Ryan Whitney’s wife is Bryanah Bascon Whitney. The couple married in a beautiful wedding ceremony on the Neponset Riverwalk’s Green Bridge in 2017.
Ryan and Bryanah have two children, Ryder and Wyatt.
He stands taller than average. Ryan is 6 feet 4 inches tall (Approx. 1.93 m).
His Twitter handle is @ryanwhitney6.
- Ryan was born on February 19, 1983, in Scituate, Massachusetts.
- He is an NHL Network analyst and the host of the Spittin’ Chiclets hockey podcast on Barstool Sports.
- Ryan announced his retirement from professional hockey on September 20, 2015.
- New York City “Pink Whitney,” a drink named after Ryan, was created by Vodka.
- His net worth is estimated to be $7767,745.