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HISTORY

This is the story of one of the premier franchises in all of junior hockey. The Whalers have been one of the most competitive teams in the Ontario Hockey League since their inception.

The Whalers have had a very colored past. The team began in Detroit, then moved to Oak Park and Auburn Hills. The team moved to Plymouth in 1996 and haven't looked back. They've been called Ambassadors, Jr. Wings and Whalers. But despite the changes, this team continues to win hockey games.

The club has made the playoffs in every season except their expansion year of 1990-91. The team has won 10 divisional titles (1994, 1995, 1996, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2006, 2007), 2 OHL Regular Season Championships (1999, 2000), reached the OHL Championship Finals five times (1994, 1995, 2000, 2001, 2007) and won the J. Ross Robertson Cup as OHL Champions in 1995 and 2007.

The team played in the Canadian Hockey League's Memorial Cup championship in 1995 and 2007.

The Whalers have retired one jersey number (#14) for Pat Peake (1990-93), the team's first-ever draft pick and all time leading scorer with 138 goals and 181 assists for 319 points in 162 career regular season games.


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SEASON RECAPS
Plymouth Whalers
Detroit Whalers
Detroit Jr. Red Wings

Detroit Compuware Ambassadors

2008-09

2007-08

2006-07

2005-06

2004-05

2003-04


2000-01

1999-00

1998-99

1997-98

1996-97

1995-96

1994-95

1993-94


1992-93

1991-92

1990-91

NHL ALUMNI
PLAYER YEARS NHL TEAMS
Jamie Allison 1992-95

Yuri Babenko 1997-98
Jason Bacashihua 2001-02
Bryan Berard 1994-96
Jared Boll 2005-07
Jesse Boulerice 1995-98
Fred Brathwaite 1992-93
Kevin Brown 1992-94
Eric Cairns 1991-94
Gregory Campbell 2000-02
Harold Druken 1996-99
Robert Esche 1995-98
Sean Haggerty 1993-96
Todd Harvey 1991-95
Cole Jarrett 1999-03
Tomas Kurka 1999-01
Chad LaRose 2000-03
Mark Lawrence 1990-92
David Legwand 1997-99
David Liffiton 2001-04
Eric Manlow 1994-95
Paul Mara 1997-99
Mike Minard 1995-96
Jeff Mitchell 1992-95
John Mitchell 2001-05
James Neal 2003-07
Michal Neuvirth 2006-08
Pat Peake 1990-93
Justin Peters 2005-06
Keith Redmond 1991-92
Mike Rucinski 1992-96
Tim Sestito 2001-05
Tom Sestito 2004-07
Karl Stewart 2000-03
Damian Surma 1998-02
Chris Thorburn 2002-03
Nikos Tselios 1997-99
Kris Vernarsky 1998-02
Jason Ward 1998-99
Stephen Weiss 1999-02
Derek Wilkinson 1990-92
Justin Williams 1998-00
Chad Wiseman 2000-01
James Wisniewski 2000-04
Bob Wren 1991-94




 
 
 
 


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