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The Hartford Whalers were an American professional ice hockey team based for most of its existence in Hartford, Connecticut. The club played in the World Hockey Association from 1972 until 1979, and in the National Hockey League from 1979 to 1997. Originally based in Boston, the team joined the WHA in the league's inaugural season, and was known as the New England Whalers throughout its time in the WHA. The Whalers moved to Hartford in 1974 and joined the NHL in the NHL–WHA merger of 1979.

Hartford Whalers
Hartford Whalers Logo.svg
Founded 1972
History New England Whalers
1972–1979 (WHA)
Hartford Whalers
1979–1997 (NHL)
Carolina Hurricanes
1997–present
Home arena Boston Arena
Boston Garden
The Big E Coliseum
Springfield Civic Center
Hartford Civic Center
City Hartford, Connecticut
Colors Green, black, white (1972–1975)
              
Green, gold, white (1975–1979)
              
Green, blue, white (1979–1992)
              
Navy, green, silver, white (1992–1997)
                   
Stanley Cups 0
Avco World Trophy 1 (1972–73)
Conference championships 2 (1972–73, 1977–78)
Presidents' Trophy 0
Division championships 4 (1972–73, 1973–74, 1974–75, 1986–87)

The Hartford Whalers were an American professional ice hockey team based for most of its existence in Hartford, Connecticut. The club played in the World Hockey Association (WHA) from 1972 until 1979, and in the National Hockey League (NHL) from 1979 to 1997. Originally based in Boston, the team joined the WHA in the league's inaugural season, and was known as the New England Whalers throughout its time in the WHA. The Whalers moved to Hartford in 1974 and joined the NHL in the NHL–WHA merger of 1979.

In 1997, the Whalers franchise relocated to Greensboro, North Carolina, where it became the Carolina Hurricanes (now based in Raleigh).

Hartford Whalers Final Game - Entire Game

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Last Hartford Whalers Game (the ending) PART 1

The ending of the final Hartford Whalers game played at the Hartford Civic Center on April 13, 1997, This is in 3 parts. This is Part 1.

'Brass Bonanza' rings out after Teravainen's goal on Whalers Night

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Should the Hartford Whalers be the next NHL team? Whaler Nation.TV

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