Goaltender Corrie D'Alessio was drafted by the Vancouver Canucks after the first of his four seasons with Cornell University. In 1992 the Canucks acquired netminder Kay Whitmore from the Whalers in exchange for future considerations and the rights to D'Alessio. At the time of the trade D'Alessio had one season of minor pro under his belt and began the 1992-93 campaign with the Whalers farm club. During that season D'Alessio was called up to the Whalers and he made his NHL debut.
D'Alessio played just 11 minutes for the Whalers but did not surrender a goal. His successful 11-minute stint was his only time in the National Hockey League.
After finishing that season with Springfield of the American Hockey League, D'Alessio played one more season, this time with Las Vegas Thunder then retired in 1994.