Dale Hawerchuk

Canadian ice hockey player

Dale Hawerchuk (April 4, 1963 – August 18, 2020) was a Canadian professional ice hockey player and coach.

Dale Hawerchuk
Hockey Hall of Fame, 2001
Hawerchuk in 2008
Born (1963-04-04)April 4, 1963
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Died August 18, 2020(2020-08-18) (aged 57)
Barrie, Ontario, Canada
Height 5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Weight 185 lb (84 kg; 13 st 3 lb)
Position Centre
Shot Left
Played for Winnipeg Jets
Buffalo Sabres
St. Louis Blues
Philadelphia Flyers
National team  Canada
NHL Draft 1st overall, 1981
Winnipeg Jets
Playing career 1981–1997

Hawerchuk played in the National Hockey League (NHL) for 16 seasons as a member of the Winnipeg Jets, Buffalo Sabres, St. Louis Blues and Philadelphia Flyers. He won the NHL's Calder Memorial Trophy as the league's Rookie of the Year in 1982 and was elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2001.

Hawerchuk was the head coach of the Barrie Colts of the Ontario Hockey League from 2010 to 2019.

Hawerchuk was diagnosed with stomach cancer in September 2019.[1] He died from the disease on August 18, 2020 in Barrie, Ontario at the age of 57.[2]


  1. "Barrie Colts Hire Warren Rychel as Head Coach". OurSports Central. September 9, 2019.
  2. "Dale Hawerchuk dies at 57 following cancer battle" Kim Phillips CTV News August 18, 2020