In 1972 Ted Green signs a Whalers contract and is named the teams 1st captain.
In 1974 Nick Fotiu signs a free agent contract.
In 1981 Rick MacLeish, Blake Wesley, Don Gillen, 1st, 2nd, and 3rd round '82 draft picks are acquired from Philadeplhia for Ray Allison, Fred Arthur, 1st, and 3rd round '82 draft picks.
In 1996 Brad McCrimmon signs a free agent contract with Phoneix.
In 1972 Terry Caffery signs a Whalers contract.
In 1974 Tommy Williams is claimed by Indianapois in the '74 WHA Expansion Draft.
In 1991 Dave Babych is claimed by Minnesota in the '91 NHL expansion draft.
In 1977 Greg Carroll and Bryan Maxwell are acquired from Cincinnati for rights to Mike Liut and '79 2nd round pick.
Liut was re-acquired by the Whalers in 1985 and became one of the Whalers' all-time great goaltenders.
On This date in 1977, The Howe family departs the Houston Aeros and signs with the New England Whalers.
No, this is not a photo from "Slapshot."
This 1975 photo features former Whalers Steve Carlson (L) and Jack Carlson (R) along with brother Jeff ... In the 1977 movie, Jack was replaced by Dave "Killer" Hanson, who teamed with Jeff and Steve to form the fictional "Hanson Brothers." — with WHA Hockey TV and 3 others.