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In 1979 Team name officially changed from the New England Whalers to the Hartford Whalers
In 1977 Gordie Howe with sons Mark and Marty sign free agent contracts.
In 1980 Thommy Abrahamsson signs a free agent contract.
In 1956 Tom Rowe was born in Lynn, MA
In 1956 Rick Hodgson was born in Medicine Hat, ALTA
In 1961 Dave Babych was born in Edmonton, ALTA