List of Hartford Whalers head coaches

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Head coaches of the Hartford Whalers The Hartford Whalers were an ice hockey team who played in both the National Hockey League (NHL) and the World Hockey Association (WHA). This is a list of the head coaches they had during their existence. The franchise moved to Raleigh, North Carolina in 1997 and became the Carolina Hurricanes

Key

# Number of coaches[a]
GC Games coached
W Wins
L Losses
T Ties
Pts Points
* Spent entire NHL coaching career with the Whalers

WHA coaches

# Name Term Regular season Playoffs Results
GC W L T Pts GC W L
1 Jack Kelley 1972-1973 78 46 30 2 94 15 12 3 Avco World Trophy (1972)
2 Ron Ryan 1973-1975 151 83 59 9 175 7 3 4 Howard Baldwin Trophy (1973)
Replaced near end of season
Jack Kelley 1975 38 17 18 3 37 6 2 4 Replaced midway through season
3 Don Blackburn 1975-76 35 14 18 3 31 - - - Replaced midway through season
4 Harry Neale 1976-1978 173 84 77 12 180 36 19 17 Lost 1978 Avco Cup to Winnipeg
5 Bill Dineen 1978-1979 71 33 29 9 75 - - - Replaced near end of season
- Don Blackburn 1979 9 4 5 0 8 10 5 5 Last coach for WHA Whalers

NHL coaches

# Name Term Regular season Playoffs
GC W L T Pts GC W L
1 Don Blackburn 1979-1981 140 42 63 35 119 3 0 3
2 Larry Pleau 1981-1982 100 27 53 20 74
3 Larry Kish 1982-1983 49 12 32 5 29
4 John Cunniff 1983 13 3 9 1 7
5 Larry Pleau 1983 18 4 13 1 9
6 Jack Evans 1983-1988 374 163 174 37 363 16 8 8
7 Larry Pleau 1988-1989 106 50 51 5 105 10 2 8
8 Rick Ley 1989-1991 160 69 71 20 158 13 5 8
9 Jim Roberts 1991-1992 80 26 41 13 65 7 3 4
10 Paul Holmgren 1992-1993 101 30 63 8 68
11 Pierre McGuire 1993-1994 67 23 37 7 53
12 Paul Holmgren 1994-1996 60 24 30 6 54
13 Paul Maurice 1995-1997 152 61 72 19 141

See also

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