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Don Blackburn
Don Blackburn
Don Blackburn Whalers Career Highlights
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DATE HIGHLIGHT
6/15/1973 Don Blackburn signs a contract. 
11/7/1973 Don Blackburn sets the Whalers (WHA) record for points in a game with 5 (2g,3a) vs Winnipeg. 
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. 
1/11/1975 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, and goalie Al Smith records the win. 
12/26/1975 Don Blackburn coaches his first Whalers game a win vs Cincinnati. 
12/26/1975 Jack Kelley head coach/GM resigns. Don Blackburn replaces him as head coach and Ron Ryan as GM. 
4/1/1979 Don Blackburn is named interim head coach replacing Bill Dineen.