Quoting Whiting ?The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary.?
Runs business, J.R. Whiting Irrigation, in Columbus ? favorite hockey player is Shjon Podein because ?he is from my hometown and is one of the hardest working guys around? ? describes himself as ?a big, defensive defenseman who has the ability to follow up the rush. I pride myself on shutting down the other team and making as few mistakes as possible.? ? from the same hometown as and friends with AHL players Mike Staurt and Bryce Lampman, while best friend Aaron Gill is Notre Dame?s captain; also close with Mark and Colin Staurt of Colorado College ? hometown of Rochester, Minn., with a population of 80,000, is home to the Mayo Clinic and has had over 12 NCAA Division I players in the last four years ? Favorites: Book ? ?Fools Crow?; Music ? country; Movie ? ?Pirates of the Caribbean?; Actor ? Johnny Depp; Team ? Minnesota Wild.
Ohio State Career
Earned Ohio State Scholar-Athlete accolades three times and is a two-time CCHA All-Academic honorable mention and Academic All-Big Ten recipient. 2002-03 (Junior Season) Saw action in 42-of-43 games ? had a career-best four assists on the year ? moved up to forward vs. UAF Feb. 22 and in the games at NMU Feb. 28 and March 1 ... assists came in the second game against Clarkson, the second game at LSSU, against Princeton and in the first game against BGSU ... had a +3 performance Jan. 16 vs. BGSU ... even or better in 35-of-42 games ... did not play Feb. 15 vs. Miami ... CCHA All-Academic Team Special Mention honoree for the second consecutive year, as well as an OSU Scholar-Athlete and Academic All-Big Ten selection. 2001-02 (Sophomore Season) Saw action in 32 games ? scored first goal of the season and the first of his career at Miami Dec. 1 ? had 18 shots on goal, including three in the first game at Michigan ... +3 in the team?s 3-2 win over Notre Dame ... even or better in 20-of-32 games, ending the year +1 ? earned Academic All-CCHA Honorable Mention, Academic All-Big Ten and OSU Scholar-Athlete accolades. 2000-01 (Freshman Season) Saw first action Jan. 5-6 against Western Michigan ? +1 in first appearance ? posted first career point with an assist on Scott May?s goal in the second game vs. Michigan (Jan. 13) ? posted an assist on Miguel Lafleche?s goal against Nebraska-Omaha (March 10) in the playoffs ? was even or better in 13-of-16 appearances ? missed the games at Notre Dame with a rib injury ? shared team most improved player accolades as voted on by the squad ? an Ohio State Scholar-Athlete.
Prior To Ohio State
Played one season for the Sioux Falls Stampede of the USHL ? coached by Bob Motzko ? posted 2-17-19 totals ? also had 84 penalty minutes in 56 games ? earned community service award ? played in high school state tournament ? graduated from John Marshall High School in 1998.
Off The Ice
Son of Jim and Kathie Whiting ? has one brother, Todd (20) ? born March 20, 1980 in Rochester, Minn. ? plans after graduation include running his own business and going on a four-month hunting and fishing vacation around the United States ? also would like to invest in real estate ? hobbies include hunting, fly-fishing, scuba diving, paintball, snow-skiing, reading, wakeboarding and being an entrepreneur ? nickname is Reeder.
Career Overall Statistics Season GP G A P P-PIM PP SH GW +/- 2000-01 16 0 2 2 7-14 0 0 0 +1 2001-02 32 1 0 1 11-22 0 0 0 +1 2002-03 42 0 4 4 15-30 0 0 0 +5 Totals 90 1 6 7 33-66 0 0 0 +7
Career CCHA Statistics Season GP G A P P-PIM PP SH GW +/- 2000-01 13 0 1 1 6-12 0 0 0 +1 2001-02 25 1 0 1 8-16 0 0 0 E 2002-03 27 0 2 2 7-14 0 0 0 +2 Totals 65 1 3 4 21-42 0 0 0 +3