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Derian Hatcher

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameDerian John•Hatcher
Used nameDerian•Hatcher
Born4 June 1972 in Sterling Heights, Michigan (USA)
Measurements195 cm / 107 kg
AffiliationsDallas Stars, Dallas (USA) / Philadelphia Flyers, Philadelphia (USA)
NOC United States

Biography

Derian Hatcher was a physical defenseman who played hockey for the US at the 1998 and 2006 Winter Olympics. Hatcher played 16 seasons in the NHL and was best known for his time with the Minnesota / Dallas Stars, with whom he spent his first 13 seasons. He later spent one year with the Detroit Red Wings, a season in the minors with the Motor City Mechanics of the United Hockey League, and then his final three seasons with the Philadelphia Flyers.

Hatcher played with the Stars in 1998/99 when they won the Stanley Cup. He played in the 1997 NHL All-Star Game and was a second-team selection as All-NHL in 2003. His brother, Kevin Hatcher, also played for the US at the Olympics and in the NHL, and together they were inducted into the US Hockey Hall of Fame in 2010.

In addition to the Winter Olympics, Derian Hatcher played at the 1996 World Championships and in the 1993 and 2002 World Cup. After retirement he started in the Flyers organization as a player development coach. In 2015 he became co-owner of the Sarnia Sting in the Ontario Hockey League and was also the head coach of the team.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1998 Winter Olympics Ice Hockey (Ice Hockey) USA Derian Hatcher
Ice Hockey, Men (Olympic) United States =5
2006 Winter Olympics Ice Hockey (Ice Hockey) USA Derian Hatcher
Ice Hockey, Men (Olympic) United States 8

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