Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Kay Whitmore
Kay Whitmore was drafted 26th overall in the 1985 Entry Draft by the Hartford Whalers. Three seasons later in 1988-89, he played his first three games at the NHL level.

On October 1, 1992, he was traded to the Vancouver Canucks for Corrie D'Alessio and cash. That season, he played 31 games behind Kirk McLean and helped the Canucks win the Smythe Division season title. Whitmore went 18-8-4 with a 3.10 GAA. In 1993-94, he played 32 games and posted an 18-14-0 record. In the playoffs, he helped his team win the Clarence Campbell Bowl in the Western Conference finals before losing to the Rangers in the Stanley Cup finals. In the shortened 1994-95 season, Kay played eleven games for the Canucks.

March 20, 1996, saw Whitmore traded to the New York Rangers for Joey Kocur. On September 10, 1997, he signed as a free agent with the San Jose Sharks. On June 18, 1998, he was traded with a pair of draft picks to the Buffalo Sabres for Steve Shields and a fourth-round draft pick.

Whitmore signed as a free agent with the New York Rangers on August 17, 1998. One year later, on August 25, 1999, he signed as a free agent with the Boston Bruins and was soon dealt to the Edmonton Oilers for future considerations. On July 20, 2000, he was traded back to the Boston Bruins for future considerations. On October 17, 2000, Kay played his first NHL game in six seasons (seven saves in 33 minutes). He played five games with the Bruins and won one game (5-4 against the Blackhawks on November 2).

On July 31, 2001, Kay signed as a free agent with the Calgary Flames.

Whitmore played Junior A hockey with the Sudbury Legion. In 1983-84, he joined OHL's Peterborough Petes and went 17-8-0 as a major junior rookie. The following season, he paced the league with 53 games by a goalie and 35 wins. In the playoffs, he went 10-4. In 1985-86, he went 27-12-2 with a league-best three shutouts and 2.77 GAA. At year's end, he was named an OHL First Team All-Star.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP W L T SO Avg GP W L T SO Avg
1982-83 Sudbury Legionnaires NOHA 43 4 2.51
1983-84 Peterborough Petes OHL 29 17 8 0 0 4.49
1984-85 Peterborough Petes OHL 53 35 16 2 2 3.35 17 10 4 0 3.41
1985-86 Peterborough Petes OHL 41 27 12 2 3 2.77 14 8 5 0 2.87
1986-87 Peterborough Petes OHL 36 14 17 5 1 3.28 7 3 3 1 2.79
1987-88 Binghamton Whalers AHL 38 17 15 4 3 3.40 2 0 2 0 5.08
1988-89 Hartford Whalers NHL 3 2 1 0 0 3.33 2 0 2 0 4.44
1988-89 Binghamton Whalers AHL 56 21 29 4 1 4.52
1989-90 Hartford Whalers NHL 9 4 2 1 0 3.53
1989-90 Binghamton Whalers AHL 24 3 19 2 0 4.72
1990-91 Hartford Whalers NHL 18 3 9 3 0 3.67
1990-91 Springfield Indians AHL 33 22 9 1 1 3.07 15 11 4 0 2.40
1991-92 Hartford Whalers NHL 45 14 21 6 3 3.62 1 0 0 0 3.16
1992-93 Vancouver Canucks NHL 31 18 8 4 1 3.10
1993-94 Vancouver Canucks NHL 32 18 14 0 0 3.53
1994-95 Vancouver Canucks NHL 11 0 6 2 0 3.98 1 0 0 0 6.00
1995-96 Detroit Vipers IHL 10 3 5 0 0 3.95
1995-96 Los Angeles Ice Dogs IHL 30 10 9 7 1 3.80
1995-96 Syracuse Crunch AHL 11 6 4 1 0 3.35
1995-96 Binghamton Rangers AHL 2 0 2 0 4.27
1996-97 Sodertalje SK Sweden 25 0 3.86
1997-98 Long Beach Ice Dogs IHL 46 28 12 3 3 2.60 14 9 5 0 3.08
1998-99 Hartford Wolf Pack AHL 18 8 8 2 0 2.61
1998-99 Milwaukee Admirals IHL 23 10 6 4 0 2.94
1999-00 Providence Bruins AHL 43 17 19 3 1 3.18 1 0 1 0 2.04
2000-01 Boston Bruins NHL 5 1 2 0 0 5.32
2000-01 Providence Bruins AHL 26 13 8 2 2 2.67
2001-02 Calgary Flames NHL 1 0 1 0 0 3.10
2001-02 Saint John Flames AHL 36 10 16 8 0 2.49
NHL Totals 155 60 64 16 4 3.54 4 0 2 0 4.48


OHL First All-Star Team (1986)
Jack A. Butterfield Trophy (Playoff MVP - AHL) (1991)
James Norris Memorial Trophy (fewest goals against - IHL) (1998) (shared with Mike Buzak)
Traded to Vancouver by Hartford for Corrie D'Alessio and cash, October 1, 1992. Traded to NY Rangers by Vancouver for Joe Kocur, March 20, 1996. Signed as a free agent by San Jose, September 10, 1997. Traded to Buffalo by San Jose with Colorado's 2nd round pick (previously acquired, Buffalo selected Jaroslav Kristek) in 1998 NHL Draft and San Jose's 5th round pick (later traded to Columbus - Columbus selected Tyler Kolarik) in 2000 NHL Draft for Steve Shields and Buffalo's 4th round pick (Miroslav Zalesak) in 1998 NHL Draft, June 18, 1998. Signed as a free agent by NY Rangers, August 17, 1998. Signed as a free agent by Boston, August 25, 1999. Traded to Edmonton by Boston for Mike Matteucci, December 28, 1999. Traded to Boston by Edmonton for future considerations, July 20, 2000. Signed as a free agent by Calgary, July 9, 2001.
Officially announced retirement September 13, 2002.
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