Mike Rogers was a Whaler for six memorable seasons, and 38 years after he was traded to the Rangers, he still feels strong ties to Hartford. "When people ask, ‘what’s the greatest thing about your career?’ Rogers says, "... it was where I played, the people I met, the people I played with – and that was Hartford.”
Isaiah Whaley, who played 23 of the Huskies’ 33 games last season, averaging 3.6 minutes, has a road map to a more meaningful role. He weighed about 202 pounds in May, and coach Dan Hurley challenged him to add 20 or so pounds in order to hang in and compete to be Josh Carlton’s backup at center. After two months and a lot of peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, Whaley, 6-foot-8, is throwing 221 pounds around the practice center now.