Tributes pour in for Winnipeg Jets great Dale Hawerchuk

Take a look back and the life and accomplishments of Hockey Hall of Famer Dale Hawerchuk, who played 16 seasons in the NHL, won the Calder Trophy, and was part of two Canada Cup Championships.

Hall of Famer Dale Hawerchuk has passed away after a battle with cancer at the age of 57.

The face of the Winnipeg Jets for nearly a decade after being drafted by the team No. 1 overall in the 1981 NHL Draft, Hawerchuk also suited up for the Buffalo Sabres, St. Louis Blues and Philadelphia Flyers before calling it a career after the 1996-97 season. By the time Hawerchuk hung up his skates, he had played in 1,188 career regular-season games while scoring 518 goals and recording 1,409 points.

The Jets legend had been coaching the OHL’s Barrie Colts before taking a leave of absence in September 2019 to undergo chemotherapy for stomach cancer. He finished treatment in April, but the cancer resurfaced last month.

In the wake of Tuesday’s news of Hawerchuk’s death, the hockey world took a moment to pause during the Stanley Cup Playoffs and pay tribute on social media.

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