July 8, 2007

Cushing Blueliner To The Red

US Hockey Report has announced that Sean Whitney (6' 4", 215), a 1989-born defenseman, has committed to Cornell for the 2008 season. Sean, a solid defensive player who reportedly plays his zone very well, scored 4 goals and added 17 assists in 29 games last year. Sean may have much more offensive upside than last year's numbers appear to indicate. Sean was one of the top-scoring blueliners at the recent New England Pro-Am tournament with 3 goals and an assist in 3 games, even outscoring his teammate Broc Little (who should be one of the ECAC's top incoming offensive players). Sean is also the younger brother of Pittsburgh's Ryan Whitney (Cushing/BU) who is one of the top-scoring defensmen in the NHL.

Sean is from Scituate, Massachusetts (same hometown as Joe and Mike Devin), and is currently scheduled to finish his senior year at Cushing.

Chris Heisenberg has Sean ranked 8th among defensmen in NE Preps and 44th overall in the Massachusetts/New England region.

Welcome to the Big Red, Sean.

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