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10/12/1972 John French plays his 1st WHA game vs Philadelphia. 
10/16/1972 John French scores his 1st WHA goal vs Chicago. 
10/24/1972 John French scores the 1st Whalers overtime goal vs Cleveland. 
3/7/1973 John French scores the overtime winner with 2:03 left to play (the only goal of the game) vs Cleveland. 
4/29/1973 John French scores his 1st WHA playoff goal vs Winnipeg. 
11/29/1973 John French ties a team record with three assists vs Houston. 
12/12/1973 John French sets the Whalers franchise record for goals in a game with 4 (recording his 1st WHA hat trick) vs Toronto. 
3/27/1974 John French sets the Whalers (WHA) record for assists in a game with 5 (tying the team WHA record for points in a game) vs Los Angeles. 
4/7/1974 John French has the puck deflect off of his skate for the game winner at 2:41 of overtime vs Chicago. 
11/26/1974 John French scores 4 seconds into overtime setting the WHA record for quickest overtime win vs Quebec. 
2/3/1980 Jordy Douglas ties the Whalers franchise record for goals in a game with 4 (his 2nd NHL hat trick, tying John French 73/74) in the final Whalers game in Springfield vs the Islanders. 
2/12/1984 Ron Francis scores a career high 4 goals tying the team record for goals in a game (John French 73/74 and Jordy Douglass 79/80) while scoring his 2nd NHL hat trick vs Edmonton.