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Whalers career highlights
Don Blackburn scores the Whalers 1st goal in the Hartford Civic Center
Don Blackburn scores the Whalers 1st goal in the Hartford Civic Center
Don Blackburn Whalers Career Highlights
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DATE HIGHLIGHT
10/7/1973 Don Blackburn plays his 1st career Whalers game vs Quebec. 
10/13/1973 Don Blackburn scores his 1st career Whalers goal vs Chicago. 
11/7/1973 Don Blackburn sets the Whalers (WHA) record for points in a game with 5 (2g,3a) vs Winnipeg. 
12/24/1973 Don Blackburn scores at 8:11 of overtime for the game winner vs Vancouver. 
3/20/1974 Don Blackburn scores his career high 20th goal of the season vs Edmonton. 
4/6/1974 Don Blackburn scores his 1st career Whalers playoff goal vs Chicago. 
12/14/1974 Terry Caffery and Don Blackburn each record a hat trick (the first time two Whalers record hat tricks in the same game) vs Quebec. 
1/4/1975 Don Blackburn scores the winner at 1:25 of overtime in the final game at the Easter States Exhibition Center vs Vancouver. 
1/11/1975 Whalers play 1st game at Hartford Civic Center, a 4-3 overtime win vs San Diego. Don Blackburn scores the Whalers 1st goal, Garry Swain scores the game winning goal in OT shorthanded, and goalie Al Smith records the win. 
12/22/1975 Don Blackburn plays his 146th (and last) Whalers game vs Cleveland. He would be named head coach 4 days later. 
12/26/1975 Don Blackburn coaches his first Whalers game a win vs Cincinnati. 
12/26/1975 Jack Kelley resigns as head coach and GM resigns. Don Blackburn retires and replaces him as head coach. Ron Ryan is named GM. 
3/11/1976 Harry Neale is named head coach replacing Don Blackburn who remains with the club as assistant to the GM. 
4/1/1979 Bill Dineen is releived of his coaching duties and Don Blackburn is named interim head coach. 
5/8/1979 Don Blackburn is named head coach after acting as interim coach when Bill Dineen was releived of his coaching position.