Hartford Whalers

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.

Hartford Whalers
Founded1972
HistoryNew England Whalers
19721979 (WHA)
Hartford Whalers
19791997 (NHL)
Carolina Hurricanes
1997–present
Home arenaBoston Arena
Boston Garden
The Big E Coliseum
Springfield Civic Center
Hartford Civic Center
CityHartford, Connecticut
ColorsGreen, black, white (19721975)
     
Green, gold, white (19751979)
     
Green, blue, white (19791992)
     
Navy, green, silver, white (19921997)
       
Stanley Cups0
Avco World Trophy1 (1972–73)
Conference championships2 (1972–73, 1977–78)
Presidents' Trophy0
Division championships4 (1972–73, 1973–74, 1974–75, 1986–87)

In 1997, the Whalers franchise relocated to North Carolina, where it became the Carolina Hurricanes.