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Larry Pleau
Larry Pleau
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DATE HIGHLIGHT
10/12/1972 Larry Pleau scores the Whalers 1st game winning goal vs Philadelphia. 
12/24/1972 Larry Pleau scores his 1st career hat trick vs Los Angeles. 
12/26/1972 Tom Webster is voted by players as a starter and Al Smith, Rick Ley, Jim Dorey, and Larry Pleau are selected for the inaugural WHA All-Star game in Quebec. 
1/6/1973 Larry Pleau represents the Whalers scoring a goal in the 1973 WHA All-Star game in Quebec. 
3/22/1973 Larry Pleau scores his career high 39th goal of the season vs Ottawa. 
4/7/1973 Larry Pleau scores his 1st career playoff goal vs Ottawa. 
5/6/1973 Larry Pleau scores a playoff hat trick leading the Whalers to claim the 1st Avco cup vs Winnipeg. 
1/3/1974 Larry Pleau represents the Whalers scoring 2 goals in the 1974 WHA All-Star game in St. Paul. 
10/19/1974 Larry Pleau scores the game winner at 9:13 of OT vs Michigan. 
12/5/1974 Larry Pleau and Michel Parizeau scuffle near the glass. A Nordiques fan reached over the glass to punch Pleau, Rick Ley engages and the Whalers bench empties and players climb into the stands to resolve the conflict. Just another day in the WHA! 
12/7/1974 Larry Pleau records a hat trick vs Indianapolis. 
1/21/1975 Larry Pleau represents the Whalers recording an assist in the 1975 WHA All-Star game in Edmonton. 
1/29/1975 Larry Pleau records his 200th career Whalers point (a game winning goal) vs Baltimore. 
3/15/1975 Larry Pleau records a hat trick vs Edmonton. 
1/28/1976 Larry Pleau records a hat trick vs Indianapolis. 
2/20/1981 Larry Pleau is named interim head coach replacing Don Blackburn. 
2/22/1981 Larry Pleau coaches his 1st career Whalers game recording his 1st win vs the New York Rangers. 
3/9/1981 Larry Pleau has the interim tag removed is named head coach. 
4/1/1981 Larry Pleau is named GM and Director of Hockey Operations replacing Jack Kelley. 
2/16/1982 John Cunniff steps in as Head Coach for the ailing Larry Pleau vs Calgary. 
3/13/1982 Larry Pleau resumes head coaching duties after taking 3 weeks off due to a flare with his blood desorder. John Cunniff records a 3-7-2 record in his absence. 
6/2/1982 Larry Kish is named head coach replacing Larry Pleau (who remains GM). 
12/23/1982 Larry Pleau steps back behind the Whalers bench filling in for the ailing Larry Kish (flu) vs Boston. 
5/23/1983 Larry Pleau is named assistant GM and Bob Crocker is named Director of Hockey Administration. 
2/7/1988 Larry Pleau is named head coach replacing Jack Evans. 
5/16/1989 Larry Pleau is fired as head coach. 
8/14/1989 Larry Pleau is released from his Whalers contract and would be named assistant GM in New York the next day.