In 1979 Gordie Howe plays his 1st career Whalers NHL game (his first NHL game in over eight years) vs Minnesota.
In 1979 Ray Allison, Alan Hangsleben, Mark Howe, Mike Rogers, Gordie Roberts, Jordy Douglas, Jim Warner, Rick Hodgson, Charlie Luksa and John Garrett play their 1st career NHL game vs Minnesota.
In 1979 Gordie Roberts scores the Whalers (and his) 1st NHL goal, Mike Rogers records the 1st assist vs Minnesota.
In 1979 Whalers play their 1st NHL regular season game, recording their 1st NHL loss vs Minnesota.
In 1979 Alan Hangsleben records the 1st Whalers NHL penalty (tripping) vs Minnesota.
In 1984 Risto Siltanen scores the overtime game winning goal vs Boston.
In 1984 David Jensen plays his 1st career NHL game recording his 1st career assist vs the New York Rangers.
In 1984 Ulf Samuelsson plays his 1st career NHL game vs the New York Rangers.
In 1984 Sylvain Cote plays his 1st career NHL game, recording his 1st point (an assist) vs the New York Rangers.
In 1987 Doug Jarvis is a health scratch vs Boston ending his consecutive game streak at 964 (1069 including his 105 playoff games).
In 1995 Nelson Emerson records his 1st Whalers assist and goal vs Anaheim.
In 1985 Marty Howe announces his retirement.
In 1990 Todd Richards is acquired from Montreal for cash.
Whalers Box Score of the Day
Hartford Whalers 1 @ Minnesota North Stars 4
1 - MINS : Maxwell 1 (EV) 5:22
2 - MINS : Smith B 1 (Hartsburg, Macadam) (PP) 17:50
3 - MINS : Payne 1 (Hartsburg, Sargent) (PP) 19:21
Penalties - MINS - Barrett 2:32 ; MINS - Maxwell 5:40 ; HAR - Hangsleben 13:32 ; HAR - Fotiu 17:05 ; HAR - Fotiu 17:05 ; HAR - Ley 19:03 ;
Second Period No Scoring
Penalties - MINS - Shmyr 5:09 ; MINS - Sargent 6:57 ; HAR - Bench 10:17 ; MINS - Payne 16:56 ;
4 - HAR : Roberts 1 (Rogers) (EV) 14:15
5 - MINS : Andersson 1 (Young, Maxwell) (EV) 18:50
Penalties - MINS - Younghans 3:37 ; HAR - Luksa 7:52 ; HAR - Antonovich 11:19 ;
Goaltenders Garrett (HAR) (L) 26 saves on 30 shots - 60:00 mins
Edwards (MINS) (W) 26 saves on 27 shots - 60:00 mins
Attendance - 11,214