Whitney says that he looks at Mark Recchi, who retired at 43 last season, as inspiration and thinks he could play a couple of more seasons.
Former Rangers assistant GM, and current Phoenix GM, Don Maloney said of Whitney:
"He has excellent puck instincts and strong hands," Maloney said. "He's amazing to watch. He will go into the corner with two men on him and come out with the puck."Whitney is a UFA at the end of the season and has 14 goals and 24 assists this season.
He wouldn't be the grind it out kind of forward that Shane Doan would be, but he would add scoring that this team is lacking. Whitney doesn't bring size, but he does bring experience, Stanley Cup with Carolina, and another veteran to mentor the young kids. Phoenix is still close to the playoff race and there is still over a month until the deadline, but I think Whitney is a guy to keep an eye on.