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Derian Hatcher
Player Development Coach

Derian Hatcher was named player development coach on June 15, 2009 after he retired from a 17-year career in the National Hockey League.

He compiled 80 goals and 251 assists for 331 points and 1,581 penalty minutes in 1,045 regular season games for the Minnesota North Stars (1991-92 to 1992-93), Dallas Stars (1993-94 to 2002-03), Detroit Red Wings (2003-04) and Philadelphia Flyers (2005-06 to 2008-09).

Hatcher also recorded 33 points (7G,26A) and 248 penalty minutes in 133 career Stanley Cup Playoff games and was a member of Dallas' Stanley Cup Championship team in 1999 and is the only American-born player to captain a team to a Stanley Cup Championship. Hatcher was originally selected by Minnesota in the first round (eighth overall) of the 1990 NHL Entry Draft.

He signed with Philadelphia as a free agent on August 2, 2005 and in parts of four seasons with the Flyers, recorded nine goals and 24 assists for 33 points and 193 penalty minutes in 203 regular season games. He also posted five points (1G,4A) and 50 penalty minutes in 21 Stanley Cup Playoff games with the Flyers.

Hatcher was named the 14th captain in Flyers history on January 29, 2006 and served in that role until September of 2006. In 2006-07, he was the winner of the Barry Ashbee Trophy as the Flyers’ most outstanding defenseman and appeared in his 1,000th career NHL game vs. New York Islanders on April 7, 2007, becoming the 218th player in NHL history to reach that milestone.

Internationally, Hatcher represented the United States in two Olympics (1998 and 2006) and was a member of the 1996 World Cup of Hockey Championship Team. He was named to the NHL’s Second All-Star Team in 2003 and appeared in the 1997 NHL All-Star Game.

Hatcher and his wife, Heather, have five children, sons: Chase and Kelton, and daughters: Shallyn, Hallie and Finley. Hatcher was born on June 4, 1972 in Sterling Heights, MI.