The hockey world lost a great one today as Dale Hawerchuk passed away at the age of 57 following a battle with cancer.
The first overall pick of the 1981 Draft by the Winnipeg Jets, Hawerchuk put the team on the NHL map. Playing there for nine seasons, the Center won the Calder Trophy, was a Second Team All-Star in 1984/85 and had six 100 Point seasons as a Jet. Hawerchuk also played five years for Buffalo before finishing his career with St. Louis and Philadelphia.
Over his 16-year career, Hawerchuk scored 518 Goals and 1,409 Points, and he was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2001.
Hawerchuk was the Head Coach of the Ontario Hockey League’s Barrie Colts at the time of his passing.
We here at Notinhalloffame.com would like to extend our condolences to the friends, fans and Family of Dale Hawerchuk.