Hawerchuk to join Jets Hall of Fame prior to game vs. Coyotes

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The Winnipeg Jets will pay tribute to a local legend this season.

Prior to a Nov. 14 contest against the Arizona Coyotes, the Jets will induct former captain Dale Hawerchuk into the Winnipeg Jets Hall of Fame.

Hawerchuk becomes the fourth inductee after Anders Hedberg, Bobby Hull, and Ulf Nilsson were added last season. Hawerchuk spent nine seasons with the original Jets franchise, which relocated to Arizona in 1996 and became the Coyotes.

In March 2007, Hawerchuk was inducted into the Coyotes' Ring of Honor, joining Hull and former Jets forward Thomas Steen.

Drafted first overall in 1981, Hawerchuk quickly proved his worth, as he recorded 103 points in his debut season to win the Calder Trophy as the NHL's top rookie.