Buffalo, NY (WBEN) The Buffalo hockey community is mourning the passing of Dale Hawerchuk, who had battled stomach cancer.
Hawerchuk came to the Sabres in a 1990 trade with the original Winnipeg Jets, who drafted him the first overall pick in 1981. He won rookie of the year in the 1981-82 season. His highest scoring output with Buffalo was in 1991-92 when he scored 98 points.
Hawerchuk was 57.