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Derian Hatcher (born June 4, 1972) is a retired Americanmarker professional ice hockey defenseman who played for the Dallas Stars, Detroit Red Wings, and Philadelphia Flyers of the National Hockey League (NHL). He is the younger brother of former NHL player Kevin Hatcher.

Playing career

Derian Hatcher was known as a physical defenseman and a strong bodychecker and used his intimidating size to good effect. He was drafted in the 1st round as the 8th overall selection by the Minnesota North Stars in the 1990 NHL Entry Draft and scored in his NHL debut game on October 12, 1991. Hatcher played for the North Stars and went with them when they moved to Dallasmarker in 1993.

He played another 10 years for the Dallas Stars, collecting 71 goals, 223 assists, 1,380 penalty minutes, and captained the Stars to the Stanley Cup in 1999. In doing so, he became the first American-born captain to win the Stanley Cup. In July 2003, Hatcher signed with the Detroit Red Wings for a five-year, $30 million contract.

In 2004, due to the cancellation of the NHL season, Hatcher, along with fellow Detroit Red Wings teammates Chris Chelios and Kris Draper, decided to play minor league hockey with the Motor City Mechanics based out of Fraser, Michiganmarker.

On August 2, 2005, Hatcher signed with the Philadelphia Flyers after his contract with Detroit was bought out due to the new salary cap.

On January 29, 2006, Hatcher was named interim captain of the Philadelphia Flyers. He served as captain for the rest of the 2005โ€“06 season due to the absence of injured captain Keith Primeau. Hatcher has also served as an alternate captain for the Flyers.

Suffering from a right knee injury, he missed the entire 2008โ€“09 NHL season. Hatcher later returned as a "co-coach" for the playoffs. After having replacement surgery on the same knee on June 1, 2009, Hatcher said that he would most likely not return to playing hockey.

On June 15, 2009, Hatcher formally announced his retirement from the National Hockey League. He will remain in the Flyers organization as a player development coach, taking a job vacated by another former Flyer defenseman and captain, Eric Desjardins, who resigned to pursue business interests.

Awards



Career statistics

Regular season and playoffs

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1989โ€“90 North Bay Centennials OHL 64 14 38 52 45 5 2 3 5 8
1990โ€“91 North Bay Centennials OHL 64 13 50 63 163 10 2 10 12 28
1991โ€“92 Minnesota North Stars NHL 43 7 5 12 88 5 0 2 2 8
1991โ€“92 Kalamazoo Wings IHL 2 1 2 3 21 โ€” โ€” โ€” โ€” โ€”
1992โ€“93 Minnesota North Stars NHL 67 4 15 19 178 โ€” โ€” โ€” โ€” โ€”
1993โ€“94 Dallas Stars NHL 83 12 19 31 211 9 0 2 2 14
1994โ€“95 Dallas Stars NHL 43 5 11 16 105 โ€” โ€” โ€” โ€” โ€”
1995โ€“96 Dallas Stars NHL 79 8 23 31 129 โ€” โ€” โ€” โ€” โ€”
1996โ€“97 Dallas Stars NHL 63 3 19 22 97 7 0 2 2 20
1997โ€“98 Dallas Stars NHL 70 6 25 31 132 17 3 3 6 39
1998โ€“99 Dallas Stars NHL 80 9 21 30 102 18 1 6 7 24
1999โ€“00 Dallas Stars NHL 57 2 22 24 68 23 1 3 4 29
2000โ€“01 Dallas Stars NHL 80 2 21 23 77 10 0 1 1 16
2001โ€“02 Dallas Stars NHL 80 4 21 25 87 โ€” โ€” โ€” โ€” โ€”
2002โ€“03 Dallas Stars NHL 82 8 22 30 106 11 1 2 3 33
2003โ€“04 Detroit Red Wings NHL 15 0 4 4 8 12 0 1 1 15
2004โ€“05 Motor City Mechanics UHL 24 5 12 17 27 โ€” โ€” โ€” โ€” โ€”
2005โ€“06 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 77 4 13 17 93 6 0 2 2 10
2006โ€“07 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 82 3 6 9 67 โ€” โ€” โ€” โ€” โ€”
2007โ€“08 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 44 2 5 7 33 15 1 2 3 40
NHL totals 1045 80 251 331 1581 133 7 26 33 248
IHL totals 2 1 2 3 21 โ€” โ€” โ€” โ€” โ€”
UHL totals 24 5 12 17 27 โ€” โ€” โ€” โ€” โ€”
OHL totals 128 27 88 115 208 15 4 13 17 36


International

Year Team Event   GP G A Pts PIM
1993 United States WC-A 6 1 2 3 8
1996 United States W-Cup 6 3 2 5 10
1998 United States Olym 4 0 0 0 0
2002 United States WC-A 7 0 1 1 0
2006 United States Olym 6 0 0 0 12
Senior int'l totals 29 4 5 9 30


Personal life

Despite his parting from the Red Wings, Derian continues to call Michigan home. He also owns a bar/restaurant, "Hatchy's", on Auburn Road in downtown Utica, MImarker along with his brother Kevin who was also a hockey player.

Derian and wife Heather Hatcher have five children: sons Chase and Kelton and daughters Shallyn, Hallie, and Finley.

See also



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