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Hartford Whalers

American, 1979 - 1997
Biography: The Hartford Whalers were a professional hockey team out of Hartford, Connecticut. They were originally based in Boston, Massachusetts, and were known as the New England Whalers. They moved to Hartfrd in 1974, joining the National Hockey League (NHL), and changed the team name to the Hartford Whalers in 1979 . The team franchise left Hartford and moved to Greensboro, North Carolina in 1997, becoming the Carolina Hurricanes.