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Hawerchuk honored by Winnipeg, inducted into Jets Hall of Fame

Longtime captain honored during pregame ceremony @NHLdotcom

Hawerchuk honored by Jets

Hawerchuk is inducted into Jets Hall of Fame

The Winnipeg Jets honor Dale Hawerchuk by raising his number to the rafters, making him the fourth member of the their Hall of Fame

  • 07:07 •

Ducky saw his No. 10 reach the rafters in Winnipeg on Tuesday.

Dale Hawerchuk, the longtime Winnipeg Jets captain, was inducted into the team's Hall of Fame prior to Jets' game against the Arizona Coyotes at Bell MTS Place.

The Jets also donned a special jersey patch to commemorate Hawerchuk's special night. Hawerchuk was the fourth member of the Jets Hall of Fame, joining Anders Hedberg, Ulf Nilsson and Bobby Hull, who all played for the team during its World Hockey Association days.

Tweet from @NHLJets: To honour Dale Hawerchuk on his Hall of Fame night, the #NHLJets will be wearing a special #10 HOF patch on their jerseys in tonight's game. #HawerchukHOF

"To go up there with Ulf, Anders and Bobby, those guys were amazing players," Hawerchuk said. "When your name goes up there, it's pretty special."

Hawerchuk was given a standing ovation, and had his nickname "Ducky" chanted by the home crowd, before dropping the puck during a ceremonial faceoff.

"I've been to every part of [Manitoba], either golfing or playing [softball]," Hawerchuk said. "I've gotten to see Manitobans, seen their passion not only for their province and the game of hockey, but their passion for the Jets. I'm honored and I'm very humbled."

Hawerchuk played 713 games in his Hall of Fame career in Winnipeg, scoring 379 goals and 929 points, before he was traded to the Buffalo Sabres on June 16, 1990.

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