Former Buffalo Sabres great and Hockey Hall of Fame member Dale Hawerchuk died Tuesday after a battle with cancer. The Toronto, ON native was 57-years-old.
Dale’s son, Eric, tweeted Tuesday “after an incredibly brave and difficult battle with cancer, our dad has passed away. My family is so proud of him and the way he fought.”
After an incredibly brave and difficult battle with cancer, our dad has passed away. My family is so proud of him and the way he fought. #HawerchukStrong pic.twitter.com/xZ1xcaqAOv
— Eric Hawerchuk (@EricHawerchuk) August 18, 2020
Hawerchuk spent five seasons with the Sabres from 1990-1995. Hawerchuk was inducted into Buffalo Sabres Hall of Fame in 2011.
You will be greatly missed, Dale. #HawerchukStrong pic.twitter.com/dQbsWBlbcp
— Buffalo Sabres (@BuffaloSabres) August 18, 2020
During his career, Hawerchuk scored 518 goals and recorded 1,409 points. He was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2001.
The NHL on NBC crew reflect on the passing of Hockey Hall of Famer Dale Hawerchuk.
There will be a moment of silence for him right before puck drop. pic.twitter.com/Qs559uReoe
— NBC Sports Hockey (@NBCSportsHockey) August 18, 2020
Moment a silence for Dale Hawerchuk inside Scotiabank Arena. pic.twitter.com/BrYfoIQa1C
— Chris Johnston (@reporterchris) August 18, 2020
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