In 1972 Whalers take place in the first ever WHA game, a pre-season rookie squad game vs the Philadelphia Blazers in Roanoke, VA.
In 1996 Brendan Shanahan publicly requests to be traded.
In 1974 Whalers open their first ever training camp in Connecticut at Wesleyan University.
In 1957 Mark Johnson was born in Madison, WI
In 1978 Warren Miller is acquired from Quebec for Louis Levasseur.
In 1954 Gary MacGregor was born in Kingston, ONT
In 1969 Curtis Leschyshyn was born in Thompson, MAN
In 1974 Wayne Carleton is acquired from Toronto for "future considerations."
In 1985 John Newberry signs a free agent contract.
In 1969 Scott Daniels was born in Prince Albert, SASK
In 1995 Brendan Shanahan is named team captain (9th NHL, 10th Franchise) before ever playing a game for the Whalers.
In 1978 John Garrett is aquired from Birmingham for "future considerations".
In 1937 Ralph Backstrom was born in Kirkland Lake, ONT
1991 Montreal traded Andre Cassels to Hartford, in exchange for the Whalers' second round draft pick in 1992. The Canadiens later used the pick to select Valeri Bure.
In 1993 Jim Agnew retires due to a knee injury.
In 1952 Richard Brodeur was born in Longueuil, QUE
In 1956 Bernie Johnston was born in Toronto, ONT
In 1958 Joel Quenneville was born in Windsor, ONT
In 1978 Larry Pleau announces his retirement due to a blood disorder.
In 1972 Mike Lenarduzzi was born in London, ONT