The Peoria Rivermen are excited to announce that former captain Trent Whitfield has been voted into the Rivermen Hockey Hall of Fame. Whitfield was chosen by unanimous vote earlier this month and will become the first player from Peoria’s American Hockey League era to join the Hall of Fame.
Whitfield, 36, played parts of four seasons with the AHL Rivermen from 2005-2009. In 276 games, he amassed 96 goals and 140 assists while serving multiple call-ups to the St. Louis Blues. He also became one of the most popular players to wear the Rivermen sweater.
A native of Alameda, Saskatchewan, Whitfield is currently playing for Bolzano HC in Austria. Therefore, a date for his induction ceremony has yet to be determined. When inducted, Whitfield will become the 37th member of Peoria’s most prestigious club.
Now in his 16th professional season, the classy center was initially drafted in the 4th round (#100 overall) of the 1996 NHL Entry Draft. He has played 194 games in the National Hockey League, where he recorded 11 goals and 18 assists. Whitfield also spent time with the Boston Bruins organization in 2010-11, which went on to win the Stanley Cup championship.
Through 17 games this season, Whitfield has notched seven goals and three assists in Europe.
The Peoria Rivermen Hockey Hall of Fame currently consists of 36 members, including legendary owner Bruce Saurs and current Rivermen head coach Jean-Guy Trudel. For the full list, click here.