|1981-1982||Winnipeg Jets (1979)|
Hawerchuk, who got his first pair of skates at age 2, could skate before he could walk, according to his father, Ed. That natural ability would be a foreshadow of a career that would climax with the center's induction into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2001.
Hawerchuk showed off those skills at a pee wee tournament (ages 11-12) in Montreal, where he scored all eight goals for his Oshawa team in an 8-1 win, breaking Guy Lafleur's single-game event record. At age 15 he received a tryout from Oshawa of the Ontario Hockey League and was impressive, even though he didn't make it.