Don Blackburn Whalers Career Highlights
|Don Blackburn plays his 1st Whalers game vs Quebec.
|Don Blackburn scores his 1st Whalers goal vs Chicago.
|Don Blackburn sets the Whalers (WHA) record for points in a game with 5 (2g, 3a) vs Winnipeg.
|Don Blackburn scores at 8:11 of overtime for the game winner vs Vancouver.
|Don Blackburn scores his career high 20th goal of the season vs Edmonton.
|Don Blackburn scores his 1st Whalers playoff goal vs Chicago.
|Terry Caffery and Don Blackburn each record a hat trick (the first time two Whalers record hat tricks in the same game) vs Quebec.
|Don Blackburn scores the winner at 1:25 of overtime in the final game at the Easter States Exhibition Center vs Vancouver.
|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 overtime shorthanded, and goalie Al Smith records the win.
|Don Blackburn plays his 146th and last Whalers game vs Cleveland. He would be named head coach 4 days later.
|Don Blackburn coaches his first Whalers game (his 1st win) vs Cincinnati.
|Jack Kelley resigns as head coach and GM. Don Blackburn retires and replaces him as head coach. Ron Ryan is named GM.
|Harry Neale is named head coach replacing Don Blackburn who remains with the club as assistant to the GM.
|Bill Dineen is releived of his coaching duties and Don Blackburn is named interim head coach.
|Don Blackburn is named head coach after acting as interim coach when Bill Dineen was releived of his coaching position.