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On 40th anniversary of Dale Hawerchuk signing with Winnipeg the Jets announce initiatives to honour his legacy

The local NHL club will honour the memory of the Jets 1.0 star.

40 years ago today in Winnipeg the Jets 1.0 signed their 1st overall pick from 1981 Dale Hawerchuk at Portage and Main.

Today over at True North Square Executive Chairman of the Board for True North Mark Chipman announced a number of initiatives to honour the legacy of Ducky who passed away last year. (You can watch the announcements here).

Dale Hawerchuk memorial scaled

Photo Credit: Illegal Curve Hockey

The initiatives announced include:

1) Honourary Dale Hawerchuk Way
2) Dale Hawerchuk statue
3) First annual Ducky Pond Hockey Classic
4) Heritage licence plates
5) Heritage Blue Steel new official third jersey

You can read about them here.