Whitney is cool as ice
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Lawrence Academy (Groton, Mass.) senior forward and Boston College recruit Steve Whitney is one of the nation's top hockey players. Despite standing in at 5 feet 7 inches tall and 160 pounds, Whitney plays a lot bigger than his size. Not surprisingly, a pair of undersized NHL forwards headline his list of top five pro players.
1. Brian Gionta
"He's a smaller player in the NHL, and he also went to BC."
2. Martin St. Louis
"I like his style of play and I kind of model myself after him."
3. Sidney Crosby
"He's unbelievable to watch."
4. Alexander Ovechkin
"He's a flashy and hard-nosed player."
5. Phil Kessel
"I like his shot and his speed."
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