You know that one guy that shows up at Bruins games wearing a throw back Whalers uniform? He's going to be in tears because, The Hartford Whalers are back! No, they won't be skating around the arena with the terrifying stairs in the upper levels, the Hartford Civic Center.
The Carolina Hurricanes announced that they will be donning the uniforms of their former team city for two games against the Boston Bruins. A Whalers uniform has not been worn in an NHL game since the team left the Nutmeg State in 1997.
Today, the team tweeted out that Whalers Night will be held on Dec. 23, when the Boston Bruins visit Raleigh. The Canes will don the jerseys again when they visit Boston on March 5.
“We’re proud of the history and traditions that we’ve built in 21 years in North Carolina. But we’ve never thrown away the records established during this franchise’s 18 NHL seasons in Connecticut,” Hurricanes president and GM Don Waddell said. “This is a chance to celebrate our team’s heritage and the players and coaches who laid the groundwork for this franchise.”