In 1987, Mike McEwen signs to play in Switzerland for the 87/88 season.
In 1989, Jim Pavese is released.
In 1989, Mike Vellucci is released.
In 1989, Charles Bourgeois is released.
In 1989, Lindsay Carson is released.
In 1989, Mark Reeds is released.
In 1989, Don Maloney is released.
In 1989 Brent Peterson is named assistant coach
In 1948 John "Jake" Danby was born in Toronto, Ontario
In 1994 Joel Quenneville leaves the Whalers AHL affiliate to become an assistant in Quebec.
In 1963 Allan Tuer was born in North Battleford, SASK
In 1995 Assistant coach Ted Nolan resigns to become Head Coach of the Buffalo Sabres.
In 1995 Jeff Daniels signs a free agent contract.
In 1957 Maynard Schurman was born in Summerside, P.E.I.
In 1977 Christer Abrahamsson is released.
In 1990 John Stevens signs a free agent contract.
Joel Quenneville tapped into his stable of hockey friends and hired Kevin Dineen as an assistant coach for the Blackhawks on Monday.
Dineen, who coached the Canadian women's national team to the gold medal at the Sochi Olympics, was a teammate of Quenneville’s with the Hartford Whalers from 1984 to 1990.
“Kevin brings proven leadership qualities, having served as an alternate captain and captain for several of his teams during his 19-year NHL career,” Hawks general manager Stan Bowman said in a statement. “He will bring another well-respected voice to our coaching staff and we look forward to his contributions to our team.”
Dineen, 50, was head coach of the Panthers from 2011-13. He played 19 seasons in the NHL, from 1984-2003, and played for Canada in the 1984 Winter Olympics.
Quenneville and Dineen developed a close friendship during their time with the Whalers. Dineen replaces Jamie Kompon, who recently left the Hawks to become general manager and head coach of the Portland Winterhawks of the WHL.
"Who doesn’t love the Hartford Whalers logo? We had a fun segment Sunday on Face the State (link to video is below,) one that Hartford Whalers fans and lovers of our state and capital city will find very interesting. The iconic logo of our departed yet beloved team is showing up in the wardrobes of celebrities, athletes, and everyday folks like you and me. It’s reported to be one of the hottest selling teams in NHL fan clothing, even though they skated out of town 17 years ago.
Why is it suddenly so popular?
For that question, we brought in Peter Good, an artist who created the logo. Peter will share with us some of his original sketches after he was hired by the team to replace the old harpoon logo of the New England Whalers. "
See the full Dennis House interview here: