List of Hartford Whalers seasons

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This is a list of seasons completed by the Hartford Whalers of the World Hockey Association and National Hockey League. This list documents the records and playoff results for all 25 seasons that the Hartford Whalers completed from their founding in 1972 in the WHA until the franchise relocated to Greensboro, North Carolina, and eventually Raleigh to become the Carolina Hurricanes in 1997.

Season-by-season record[edit]

World Hockey Association[edit]

Avco World Trophy champions Division/reg. season Champions League Leader

Note: GP = Games played, W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, Pts = Points, GF = Goals for, GA = Goals against, PIM = Penalties in minutes

Season GP W L T Pts GF GA PIM Finish Playoffs
1972–73 78 46 30 2 94 318 263 858 1st, Eastern Won Quarter-final (Ottawa)
Won Semi-final (Cleveland)
Won Final (Winnipeg)
1973–74 78 43 31 4 90 291 260 875 1st, Eastern Lost Quarter-final (Chicago)
1974–75 78 43 30 5 91 274 279 867 1st, Eastern Lost Quarter-final (Minnesota)
1975–76 80 33 40 7 73 255 290 1012 3rd, Eastern Won Preliminaries (Cleveland)
Won Quarter-final (Indianapolis)
Lost Semi-final (Houston)
1976–77 81 35 40 6 76 275 290 1254 4th, Eastern Lost Quarter-final (Quebec)
1977–78 80 44 31 5 93 335 269 1255 2nd, WHA Won Quarter-final (Edmonton)
Won Semi-final (Quebec)
Lost Final (Winnipeg)
1978–79 80 37 34 9 83 298 287 1090 4th, WHA Won Quarter-final (Cincinnati)
Lost Semi-final (Edmonton)
WHA Totals 555 281 236 38 600 2,046 1,938 7,211

National Hockey League[edit]

Stanley Cup Champions Conference Champions Division Champions League Leader

Note: GP = Games played, W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, Pts = Points, GF = Goals for, GA = Goals against, PIM = Penalties in minutes

Season Team GP W L T Pts GF GA PIM Finish Playoffs
1979–80 1979–80 80 27 34 19 73 303 312 875 4th, Norris Lost Norris Semifinal (Montreal)
1980–81 1980–81 80 21 41 18 60 292 372 1584 5th, Norris Did not qualify
1981–82 1981–82 80 21 41 18 60 264 351 1493 5th, Adams Did not qualify
1982–83 1982–83 80 19 54 7 45 261 403 1392 5th, Adams Did not qualify
1983–84 1983–84 80 28 42 10 66 288 320 1184 5th, Adams Did not qualify
1984–85 1984–85 80 30 41 9 69 268 318 1606 5th, Adams Did not qualify
1985–86 1985–86 80 40 36 4 84 332 302 1759 4th, Adams Won Adams Semifinal (Quebec)
Lost Adams Final (Montreal)
1986–87 1986–87 80 43 30 7 93 287 270 1496 1st, Adams Lost Adams Semifinal (Quebec)
1987–88 1987–88 80 35 38 7 77 249 267 2046 4th, Adams Lost Adams Semifinal (Montreal)
1988–89 1988–89 80 37 38 5 79 299 290 1672 4th, Adams Lost Adams Semifinal (Montreal)
1989–90 1989–90 80 38 33 9 85 275 268 2102 4th, Adams Lost Adams Semifinal (Boston)
1990–91 1990–91 80 31 38 11 73 238 276 2209 4th, Adams Lost Adams Semifinal (Boston)
1991–92 1991–92 80 26 41 13 65 247 283 1793 4th, Adams Lost Adams Semifinal (Montreal)
1992–93 1992–93 84 26 52 6 58 284 369 2354 5th, Adams Did not qualify
1993–94 1993–94 84 27 48 9 63 227 288 1809 6th, Northeast Did not qualify
1994–951 1994–95 48 19 24 5 43 127 141 915 5th, Northeast Did not qualify
1995–96 1995–96 82 34 39 9 77 237 259 1834 4th, Northeast Did not qualify
1996–97 1996–97 82 32 39 11 75 226 256 1513 5th, Northeast Did not qualify
NHL totals 1,420 534 709 177 1,245 4,704 5,345 29,636
Grand total 1,975 815 945 215 1,845 6,750 7,283 36,847
1Season was shortened due to the 1994–95 NHL lockout.

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