Derian Hatcher

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Birthday
4, 1972
Birthplace
Michigan
Birth Sign
Gemini
Birthday
4, 1972 (age 46)
Birthplace
Michigan

About

Big, physical defender who became the first American-born captain in NHL history to hoist the Stanley Cup when he led the Dallas Stars to a championship in 1999. Drafted 8th overall by the Minnesota North Stars in 1990, he stuck with the franchise when they moved to Dallas and spent a total of 12 seasons with the team.

Before Fame

He played with the North Bay Centennials of the OHL before making his NHL debut during the 1991-92 season.

Trivia

He was selected to his only NHL All-Star game in 1997.

Family Life

His brother Kevin Hatcher also played in the NHL as a defender, and the brothers were teammates on the Stars from 1994 to 1996.

Associated With

He and alternate captain Mike Modano were two of the leaders of the 1999 Stanley Cup Champion Dallas Stars.