Hartford Whalers in History

Events in Sport

NHL Record

1980-02-29 Future Hockey Hall of Fame right wing Gordie Howe scores in the 3rd period to become first NHL player to score 800 career goals as Hartford Whalers beat St. Louis Blues, 3-0 at Springfield Civic Center

  • 1984-02-16 NJ Devils 1st OT goal, Jan Ludvig beats Hartford Whalers 6-5
  • 1985-11-02 LA Kings score 5 goals in a span of 5:37, the fastest in NHL team history; rout Hartford Whalers, 8-1 at Hartford Civic Center
  • 1997-04-13 Hartford Whalers last NHL game
  • 1997-05-06 NHL Hartford Whalers become Carolina Hurricanes

Birthdays in Sport

  • 1926-09-13 Emile Francis, Canadian Hockey HOF coach (NY Rangers 1965-75; St. Louis Blues) and executive (GM: NY Rangers, St. Louis Blues, Hartford Whalers), born in North Battleford, Saskatchewan (d. 2022) [1]
  • 1955-12-02 Paul Holmgren, American NHL right wing, 1975-85 (Philadelphia Flyers, Minnesota North Stars), coach, 1988-96 (Philadelphia, Hartford Whalers), and executive (Philadelphia Flyers), born in Saint Paul, Minnesota
  • 1959-03-29 Brad McCrimmon, Canadian NHL defenseman, 1979-97 (Philadelphia Flyers; Calgary Flames and 4 others), born in Dodsland, Saskatchewan (d. 2011)
  • 1960-06-30 Randy Ladouceur, Canadian ice hockey defenseman, 1983-96 (Detroit Red Wings, captain: Hartford Whalers & Anaheim Mighty Ducks), and coach, born in Brockville, Ontario
  • 1961-05-10 Randy Cunneyworth, Canadian ice hockey left wing (Pittsburgh Penguins, Hartford Whalers) and coach (Atlanta Thrashers, Montreal Canadiens), born in Etobicoke, Ontario
  • 1963-10-28 Kevin Dineen, Canadian NHL right wing, coach (Hartford Whalers, Philadelphia Flyers), born in Quebec City, Québec
  • 1964-05-24 Pat Verbeek, Canadian NHL forward, 1982-2002 (New Jersey Devils, Hartford Whalers, and 3 other teams; Team Canada), and executive (Detroit Red Wings), born in Sarnia, Ontario
  • 1964-08-23 Ray Ferraro, Canadian ice hockey center (Hartford Whalers, New York Islanders) and broadcaster (TSN Radio, TSN, NBCSN), born in Trail, British Columbia
  • 1965-04-06 Gerald Diduck, Edmonton, NHL defenseman (Hartford Whalers)
  • 1966-01-25 Paul Ranheim, American NHL left wing (Hartford Whalers), born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • 1967-01-29 Sean Burke, Canadian ice hockey goalie (NHL All-Star 1989, 2001, 02; Hartford Whalers/Carolina Hurricanes; Canada Cup gold 1991), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1967-02-27 Robert Kron, Czech NHL right wing (Hartford Whalers), born in Brno, Czechia
  • 1967-08-17 Nelson Emerson, Canadian NHL right wing (Hartford Whalers), born in Hamilton, Ontario
  • 1967-10-25 Kelly Chase, Canadian NHL right wing (Hartford Whalers), born in Porcupine Plain, Saskatchewan
  • 1967-11-23 Brian Glynn, German NHL defenseman (Hartford Whalers), born in Iserlohn, West Germany
  • 1968-05-19 Mark Janssens, Surrey, NHL center (Hartford Whalers)
  • 1968-07-08 Glen Featherstone, Canadian NHL defenseman (Hartford Whalers), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1968-10-02 Glen Wesley, Canadian NHL defenceman, coach and administrator (Boston Bruins, Carolina Hurricanes), born in Red Deer, Alberta
  • 1969-01-15 Adam Burt, American NHL defenseman, 1988-2001 (Hartford Whalers, and 3 other teams), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1969-07-23 Andrew Cassels, Canadian NHL center (Hartford Whalers), born in Bramalea, Ontario, Canada
  • 1970-02-03 Jason Muzzatti, NHL goalie (Hartford Whalers), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1971-05-26 Steven Rice, Canadian NHL right wing (World Junior C'ship gold 1991, captain), born in Kitchener, Ontario
  • 1972-02-01 Geoff Sanderson, Canadian ice hockey left wing (NHL All Star 1994, 97; World C'ships gold 1994, 97; Hartford Whalers, Columbus Blue jackets), born in Hay River, Canada
  • 1973-03-25 Andrei Nikolishin, Vorkuta Russia, NHL center (Hartford Whalers)
  • 1976-02-23 Jeff O'Neill, Canadian NHL center (Hartford Whalers), born in Richmond Hill, Ontario

Deaths in Sport

  • 2022-02-19 Emile Francis, Canadian Hockey HOF coach (NY Rangers 1965-75; St. Louis Blues) and executive (GM: NY Rangers, St. Louis Blues, Hartford Whalers), dies at 95 [1]