Friday, April 10, 2015

Dale Hawerchuk Jersey Card

The Winnipeg Jets clinched a playoff spot yesterday when the Calgary Flames beat and eliminated the Stanley Cup Champion Los Angeles Kings, securing the team's first postseason appearance since relocating from Atlanta - and first in Winnipeg since 1995-96.

What better way to celebrate than by featuring their former captain and franchise player Dale Hawerchuk, he who led to OHL's Barrie Colts to 41 wins this year and who some think he might be the next big-name NHL coach - he did, after all, coach the likes of Mark Scheifele, Tanner Pearson and Aaron Ekblad.

He won the Memorial Cup twice with the Cornwall Royals as a player, hopefully he can get one with the Colts as a head coach as well.

I had featured him a year ago, but I'd still like to point out, again, his 518 goals, 891 assists, and 1409 points in 1188 regular-season NHL games and 99 points in 97 postseason games, as well as two Canada Cup victories with Team Canada (1987 and 1991), six 100-point and four other 90-point seasons. He earned his Hall Of Fame induction in 2001.

And here he is wearing the Jets' early-1980s blue (away) uniform (you can tell by the jersey's sleeves as well as the team's logo, which changed in the 1990s):
It's card #GJ-DH from Upper Deck's 2013-14 Series 1 set and UD Game Jersey sub-set, featuring a nice red swatch. I also like that the captain's ''C'' is red on this, when he's usually mostly shown having a white one.

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