In 1982 Russ Anderson is named team captain (4th NHL, 5th Franchise) replacing Dave Keon.
In 1988 Whalers open their 1988 training camp in Lake Placid, NY. In 1992 Richard Gordon receives final approval to acquire Colonial Whalers' 37.5% of the Whalers in bankrupcy court. Gordon is required to pay $4 million to Donald Conrad and Colonial Whalers. Gordon now owns 75% of the Whalers.
In 1981 Rick Ley announces his retirement.
In 1969 Corrie D'Alessio was born in Cornwall, ONT