Whitney named second-team All-NHL

Whitney named second-team All-NHL

Published Jun. 20, 2012 7:28 p.m. ET

Coyotes left wing Ray Whitney was a second-team selection in voting for the All-NHL team. It is the first All-NHL honor for the 40-year-old Whitney in a career that began in 1992.

Whitney had 14 first-place votes and 219 points in voting by the Professional Hockey Writers Association. New Jersey's Ilya Kovalchuck was the first-team selection with 91 first-place votes and 537 points.

The remainder of the first-team selections were center Evgeni Malkin and right wing James Neal of Pittsburgh, defensemen Shean Weber of Nashville and Erik Karlsson of Ottawa and goalie Henrik Lundqvist of the New York Rangers.

The second team consisted of Whitney, center Steven Stamkos of Tampa Bay, right wing Marian Gaborik of the Rangers, defensemen Zdeno Chara of Boston and Alex Pietrangelo of St. Louis and goalie Mike Quick of Los Angeles.

Phoenix's Mike Smith was fourth in voting among goalies, Radim Vrbata was 10th at right wing, and Keith Yandle was 18th at defenseman.