In 1985 Stewart Gavin scores his 1st Whalers goal (short-handed) vs Chicago.
In 1991 Kay Whitmore ties the Whalers (NHL) goaltending record for longest win streak at 5 games (starting on 10/12/91) vs San Jose.
In 1991 Kay Whitmore records his 1st career NHL shutout vs San Jose.
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In 1978 Mark Howe scores a hat trick vs Indianapolis.
In 1979 Steve Alley plays his 1st career NHL game vs Buffalo.
In 1980 Mike Veisor records his 1st career Whalers shutout (4th NHL) with 26 saves vs Colorado.
In 1988 Grant Jennings scores his 1st career NHL goal vs Philadelphia.
In 1968 Terry Yake was born in New Westminster, B.C.
In 1987 Stewart Gavin records his 100th career assist vs Buffalo.
In 1989 Ray Ferraro records his 300th career NHL point (a goal) vs Detroit.
In 1991 Pat Verbeek is named NHL player of the Week with 8 points in 3 games.
In 1986 Dave Barr is acquired from St. Louis for Tim Bothwell.
In 1992 Sean Burke makes 27 saves in his 1st career Whalers win vs New Jersey
In 1966 Todd Richards was born in Robindale, MN
In 1976 George Lyle scores his 1st career WHA goal on his 1st career WHA shot vs Houston.
In 1977 Tom Webster scores his 7th career hat trick vs Edmonton.
In 1977 Louis Levasseur records his 1st career Whalers win vs Edmonton. In 1977 Whalers play their 400th WHA game, a 6-3 win vs Edmonton.
In 1979 Whalers win their 1st NHL game in their 1st NHL home game vs Los Angeles.
In 1979 Chuck Luksa records his only career Whalers point (an assist) vs Los Angeles.
In 1979 Ray Allison scores his 1st career NHL goal vs Los Angeles.
In 1983 Greg Millen records his 2nd career Whalers shutout (6th NHL) vs Washington.
In 1985 Ron Francis scores his 4th career NHL hat trick vs Montreal.
In 1988 Scott Young records his 1st career NHL goal (regular season) vs Montreal.
In 1988 Grant Jennings records his 1st career NHL point (an assist) vs Montreal.
In 1989 Kevin Dineen fails to score on the Whalers 10th NHL penalty shot (against Mike Richter) vs the New York Rangers.
In 1991 Pat Verbeek records 2 assist and 2 goals for his 500th career NHL point in a 4-1 win vs Buffalo.
In 1996 Keith Primeau scores his 1st two career Whalers goals vs New Jersey.
In 1996 Marek Malik scores his 1st career NHL goal vs New Jersey.
BoxScore of the Day
Los Angeles Kings 3 @ Hartford Whalers 6 (October 19, 1979)
1 - HAR : Howe Mk 1 (Keon, Ley) (EV) 1:31
2 - HAR : Allison 1 (Bennett, Roberts) (EV) 10:33
3 - LAK : Simmer 7 (Halward, Taylor) (EV) 15:58
Penalties - LAK - Holt 8:25 ; LAK - Dionne 11:44 ;
4 - HAR : Bennett 2 (Howe G, Howe Mk) (PP) 3:12
5 - HAR : Howe Mk 2 (Keon, Warner) (EV) 4:50
6 - LAK : Simmer 8 (Halward, Dionne) (PP) 19:11
Penalties - LAK - Bench 2:42 ; HAR - Warner 18:16 ;
7 - LAK : Goring 2 (Goldup, Murphy) (EV) 0:44
8 - HAR : Stoughton 2 (Luksa, Lacroix) (EV) 6:24
9 - HAR : Sims 2 (Rogers, Douglas) (EV) 7:42
Penalties - HAR - Hangsleben 9:29 ; HAR - Garrett 10:18 ; HAR - Roberts 13:12 ; LAK - St. Laurent 13:12 ;
Goaltenders Grahame (LAK) (L) 20 saves on 26 shots - 60:00 mins
Garrett (HAR) (W) 18 saves on 21 shots - 60:00 mins
Attendance - 7,626
In 1972 Tom Webster scores the 1st Whalers hat trick vs Houston. In 1989 Scott Young plays his 100th career NHL game vs Buffalo.
In 1993 Doug Houda receives a 5 game suspension for head-butting Buffalo's Randy Moller on 10/10/93.
In 1991 Paul Fenton is traded to San Jose for Mike McHugh.
In 1951 Mike Antonovich was born in Calumet, MN
In 1981 Rick Meagher scores his 1st career NHL hat trick vs Detroit.
In 1985 Joel Quenville plays his 500th career game vs New Jersey.
In 1987 Dave Williams scores his first career Whalers goal vs New Jersey.
In 1987 Sylvain Turgeon scores the OT game winner vs New Jersey.
In 1990 Jergus Baca plays his 1st career NHL game vs Toronto.
In 1992 Zarley Zalapski collects his 200th NHL career point vs Pittsburgh.
In 1996 Keith Primeau records his 1st career Whalers point (an assist) vs the New York Islanders. In 1996 Stu Grimson plays in his 1st Whalers game and records his 1st Whalers fighting major vs the New York Islanders.
In 1979 Mike Antonovich signs a free agent contract.
In 1964 Mike Tomlak was born in Thunder Bay, ONT
In 1982 Ron Francis records five assists (tying the club records for points & assists in a game) vs Vancouver.
In 1982 Pierre Larouche scores his 1st career Whalers hat trick vs Vancouver.
In 1982 Whalers play their 800th Franchise game, a 6-5 win vs Vancouver.
In 1987 Dave Williams plays his first career Whalers game vs Washington.
In 1987 Whalers play their 1200th Franchise game, a 6-2 loss vs Washington.
In 1987 Paul MacDermid plays his 200th career NHL game vs Washington.
In 1987 Scot Kleinendorst plays his 200th career NHL game vs Washington.
In 1987 Kevin Dineen scores his 100th career NHL goal vs Washington.
In 1987 Peter Sidorkiewicz plays in his 1st career NHL game vs Washington.
In 1995 Nelson Emerson plays his 300th career NHL game vs the New York Rangers.
In 1995 Jeff O'neill scores his 1st NHL goal vs the New York Rangers.
Boxscore of the Day: October 16, 1982
Vancouver Canucks 5 @ Hartford Whalers 6
First Period 1 - VAN : Rota 2 (Boldirev, Snepsts) (EV) 8:02
2 - HAR : Larouche 3 (Siltanen, Francis) (PP) 9:52
3 - HAR : Larouche 4 (Francis) (EV) 13:04
4 - VAN : Bubla 1 (Hlinka, Sundstrom) (PP) 18:59
Penalties - HAR - Francis 2:03 ; VAN - Halward 9:45 ; HAR - Adams 10:10 ; HAR - Anderson 18:19 ; HAR - Anderson 18:19 ;
Second Period 5 - VAN : Molin 1 (Lanz) (EV) 5:47
6 - HAR : Sulliman 4 (Volcan, Francis) (EV) 8:05
7 - HAR : Lyle 4 (Volcan, Larouche) (EV) 12:01
8 - VAN : Hlinka 1 (Sundstrom, Lemay) (EV) 12:28
9 - HAR : Larouche 5 (Siltanen, Francis) (EV) 17:48
Penalties - VAN - Sundstrom 15:43 ;
Third Period 10 - HAR : Neufeld 2 (Francis) (EV) 0:50
11 - VAN : Hlinka 2 (Bubla, Gradin) (EV) 9:06
Penalties - HAR - Francis 8:15 ; VAN - Fraser ( (maj)) 8:15 ; HAR - Lyle 9:06 ;
Powerplay Conversions Vancouver Canucks : 0 of 0
Hartford Whalers : 0 of 0
Goaltenders Brodeur (VAN) (L) 29 saves on 35 shots - 60:00 mins
Veisor (HAR) (W) 29 saves on 34 shots - 60:00 mins
Attendance - 9,971
Thanks to pressure form the Whalers Booster Club and Gov. Malloy, Global Spectrum was forced to return the Whalers banners to the rafters of the XL Center.