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Twitter mourns the passing of Hockey Hall of Famer Dale Hawerchuk

Twitter mourns the passing of Hockey Hall of Famer Dale Hawerchuk 1

Dale Hawerchuk was a legendary player. From the moment he laced up his skates at a young age, he was a commanding presence on the ice. 

A two-time Memorial Cup champion and the 1981 CHL Player of the Year, Hawerchuk was drafted first overall by the Jets in 1981 and went on to win the Calder Trophy his rookie season. By the end of a 16-year career at the age of 34, the Hockey Hall of Famer had notched 1,409 points in 1,188 games for the Jets, Sabres, Blues and Flyers. He also captured two Canada Cup championships and played a key role in Mario Lemieux’s clincher in 1987.

MORE: The hockey career of Dale Hawerchuk

Aside from being a dominating force on the ice, Hawerchuk was also coach of the Barrie Colts (OHL) since 2010, having coached current standout NHLers such as the Jets’ Mark Scheifele, the Flames’ Rasmus Andersson and Andrew Mangiapane and the Hurricanes’ Andrei Svechnikov.

Hawerchuk died on Tuesday after a long battle with stomach cancer. The hockey world took to Twitter to remember and pay respects to the Hockey Hall of Famer:

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