Dale Hawerchuk (April 4, 1963-) was the youngest player in NHL history to eclipse the 100-point mark (a since broken mark), finishing with 103 and winning the NHL’s Calder Memorial Trophy as the NHL’s Rookie of the Year. Dale led the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League’s Cornwall Royals to the 1981 Memorial Cup and earned the playoffs’ most valuable player award as he scored 15 goals and 20 assists in 19 games. The Winnipeg Jets then took Hawerchuk Number 1 overall in the 1981 NHL Entry Draft and earned his first trip tht e NHL All-Star Game after his record setting rookie season. Dale possessed an excellent scoring touch, but his vision of the ice was among the league’s elite as he was able to thread the needle passing tape-to-tape better than virtually every other center in the league. Dale topped the 100-point mark six times in his first seven years with the Jets. Dale played center for 17 years in the NHL with the Winnipeg Jets (1981-1990), the Buffalo Sabres (1990-1995), the St. Louis Blues (1995-96) and the Philadelphia Flyers (1996-1997). Dale played on the high-powered Sabres team that included fellow Hall of Famers Pat LaFontaine, Grant Fuhr and Dominic Hasek, All-Star Dave Andreychuk and sniper Alexander Mogilny. Despite the heavy artillery in Buffalo, Hawerchuk only played in one Stanley Cup Finals in his final season with the Philadelphia Flyers sweep by the Detroit Red Wings. Dale was named to the 1984-85 NHL All-Star Second Team and played in five NHL All-Star Games. Dale Hawerchuk finished his career with 518 regular season goals and 891 assists for 1,409 points in 1,188 games. He added another 30 goals and 69 assists on the postseason. In 1990, Dale became the only player in NHL history to play in more than 1,000 games before the age of 31. Dale Hawerchuk was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2001. After Hawerchuk retired from playing he became the head coach of the Barrie Colts of the Ontario Hockey League.