Trent Whitfield
HEIGHT: 5' 11"
BIRTHDATE: 06/17/1977
DRAFTED: BOS: 1996-100 overall
WHL West First All-Star Team (1997) WHL West Second All-Star Team (1998) Signed as a free agent by Washington, September 1, 1998. Claimed on waivers by NY Rangers from Washington, January 16, 2002. Claimed on waivers by Washington from NY Rangers, February 1, 2002. Signed as a free agent by St. Louis, August 2, 2005. Signed as a free agent by Boston, July 13, 2009. Signed as a free agent by Bolzano (Italy), August 22, 2013. Officially announced his retirement, June 17, 2014.
Career: 2011-12: Spent most of the season in Providence where he captained the AHL Bruins with 9-7=16 to- tals in 50 games ... Recalled on three occasions to Boston, from Mar. 12-16, Mar. 17 and Mar. 20-26, playing his lone NHL game of the season on Mar. 13 in Tampa Bay ... Did not dress for four Boston games (coach’s decision) ... 2010-11: Began the season as a non-roster player in Boston rehabilitating a ruptured Achilles tendon suffered during the off-season ... Was assigned to Providence/AHL on Jan. 7 and finished fourth in the AHL Bruins scoring race with 18-18=36 totals despite playing just 45 games ... Named AHL Player of the Month for March and also Providence’s AHL Specialty Man of the Year for his community contributions ... Was recalled again to Boston for the playoff run, but did not play a post-season game ... 2009-10: Spent most of the season in Providence/AHL ... Finished third in the scoring race with 17-26=43 totals 52 games and was voted Providence’s MVP ... Recalled four times to Boston - Oct. 21-Nov. 21, Jan. 8-27, Mar. 18-19 and Mar. 25-end of season ... Played his first game as a Bruin on Oct. 21 vs. Nashville and recorded his first point as a Bruin with an assist on Jan. 21 vs. Columbus ... 2008-09: Spent most of the season in Peoria/AHL and tied for the team lead in points with 20-30=50 totals in 69 games ... Recalled twice to St. Louis, from Jan. 15-17 and Mar. 12 ... His lone NHL point of the season was an assist Jan. 15 vs. Colorado ... 2007-08: Played the season with Peoria/AHL with 22-30=52 totals while playing a pro career-high 80 games ... 2006-07: Spent the season in Peoria/AHL where he led the team in all categories with pro career season-highs of 33 goals and 45 assists for 78 points ... 2005-06: Began the season in St. Louis, playing two scoreless games before his assignment to Peoria/AHL ... Recalled on three more occasions ... Added 19- 34=53 totals in 41 Rivermen games ... 2004-05: Played the season in Portland/ AHL where he led that team in assists and points with 17-38=55 totals in 67 games ... 2003-04: Began the season in Portland with 8-7=15 totals in 24 games before his December recall to Washington ... Had 6-5=11 totals in 44 Capitals games ... Had one multiple-point game with a 2-1=3 effort Mar. 30 vs. Pittsburgh his career- high for goals and points in a game ... Had points in consecutive games once, Mar. 27-30 (2-2=4 totals) ... 2002-03: Spent most of the season in Portland/AHL with 27-34=61 totals in 64 games, leading the team in goals and finishing second in points ... Recalled twice to Washington ... Recorded his first career multiple-point game with a 1-1=2 effort Mar. 28 in Ottawa ... Also played six scoreless playoff games with the Capitals ... 2001-02: Spent most of the season in Portland/AHL where he had 14-20=34 totals in 45 games ... Had 1-1=2 totals in 24 Capitals games before he was claimed off waivers by NY Rangers on Jan. 16 ... Played one scoreless game for New York before he was reclaimed off waivers by Washington ... 2000-01: Spent most of the season in Washington where he had 2-4=6 totals in 61 games ... Had goals in consecutive games Mar. 9-11 (2-0=2 totals) ... Played his first NHL regular season game Nov. 24 vs. NY Islanders, recorded his first NHL point with an assist Dec. 12 at NY Islanders and scored his first NHL goal Mar. 9 vs. NY Rangers ... Had 9-11=20 totals in 19 AHL Pirates games ... 1999-2000: Spent the season in Portland/AHL where he was third in the team’s scoring race with 18-35=53 totals in 79 games and added 1-1=2 totals in three AHL playoff games ... Joined Washington at the conclusion of his AHL post-season and played three scoreless playoff games for the Capitals, including his first NHL game on Apr. 17 in Pittsburgh ... 1998-99: Split his first pro season between Portland/AHL and Hampton Roads/ECHL ... Had 13-12=25 totals with Hampton Roads despite playing only 19 games ... Had 10-8=18 totals in 50 AHL Pirates games in his rookie pro season ... Juniors: Played his junior hockey with Spokane/WHL with 114-155=269 totals and 272 PIM in 248 career junior games ... Was twice named to WHL All-Star Teams. Transactions: Boston’s fifth pick, 100th overall, in the 1996 NHL Entry Draft ... Signed as a free agent by Washington, Sept. 1, 1998 ... Claimed off waivers by NY Rangers from Washington, Jan. 16, 2002 ... Claimed off waivers by Washington from NY Rangers, Feb. 1, 2002 ... Signed by St. Louis as a free agent, Aug. 2, 2005 ... Signed by Boston as a free agent, July 13, 2009. Etc: Was drafted by the Bruins as their fifth pick in the 1996 NHL Entry Draft but did not play in the Boston organization until signing as a free agent in July, 2009 - 13 years and three organizations later.