Dale Hawerchuk to be inducted into Winnipeg Jets Hall of Fame

Dale Hawerchuk takes a breather during a practice for the NHL's 2016 Heritage Classic Alumni game in Winnipeg. (John Woods/CP)

The Winnipeg Jets are giving one of their all-time best his due.

Dale Hawerchuk, who spent nine years in Winnipeg and topped the 100-point mark in six of those seasons, will be inducted into the Winnipeg Jets Hall of Fame, the team announced on Sunday.

The induction ceremony will take place at Winnipeg’s Bell MTS Place on Nov. 14th, prior to the Jets’ tilt against the Arizona Coyotes.

“I’m incredibly honoured to join the Winnipeg Jets Hall of Fame and to be recognized alongside the other greats of the past,” Hawerchuk said, according to the team. “I look back fondly on the nine years I spent with the Jets and living in the city of Winnipeg. It will be a real treat to return to the city for the ceremony.”

Hawerchuk will join current Jets hall of famers Bobby Hull, Anders Hedberg, and Ulf Nilsson, the three of whom were inducted together last year.

Drafted first overall by Winnipeg back in 1981, Hawerchuk became a dominant offensive force for the Jets, plying his trade in Winnipeg for nearly a decade before being traded to the Buffalo Sabres in 1990.

The Toronto native finished his career with 1,409 points in 1,188 games – the 19th-most points in NHL history – earning a Hockey Hall of Fame nod in 2001.


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