Ryan Whitney announced Sunday, that at just 32 years old, he is retiring from hockey. He had signed on to play with MODO of the Swedish Hockey League this season, but lingering injuries forced the defenseman to call it quits. A former fifth overall pick of the Pittsburgh Penguins, Whitney established himself as a high-end offensive defenseman early in his career. He spent four seasons in Pittsburgh before being dealt to the Anaheim Ducks during the 2008-09 season that ultimately ended with the Penguins winning the Stanley Cup. Whitney established a career-high during just his second NHL season in 2006-07 when he put up 59 points for the Penguins. Injuries began to slow him down in the following years.