Philadelphia Flyers
Derian Hatcher
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DerianHatcher
POSITION: Defenseman
HEIGHT: 6' 5"
SHOOTS: Left
WEIGHT: 235
BIRTHDATE: 06/04/1972
BIRTHPLACE: Sterling Heights, MI, USA
DRAFTED: MNS: 1990-8 overall
2009 Playoffs: Missed all five games of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals vs. Pittsburgh due to injury.
2008-09 Regular Season: Missed all 82 regular season games due to injury.
- Flyers Career Regular Season Totals: 203 GP, 9-24-33, 193 PIM
- Career Regular Season Totals vs. Penguins: 35 GP, 2-8-10, 36 PIM
PERSONAL
Nickname is Hatch…His older brother Kevin who also played in the NHLwas his idol growing up…First job was working construction with his Dad…Favorite movie is Star Warsand if he could meet anyone it would be Yoda …Enjoys watching the TV show The Deadliest Catch….Owns a bar/restaurant in Utica, Michigan called Hatchy’s in Marine City…Is an avid scuba diver…Pet peeve is when something is not done right the first time…Favorite band is Metallica.

2007-08
Missed the first two playoff games and the final 10 games of the regular season after sustaining a fractured right tibia at Boston on March 15...Missed 12 games from Feb. 14 through March 6 due to a sore right knee...Scored the game-winning goal in Flyers' 1-0 win at Florida on Dec. 30...Missed two games (Dec. 11 & 13) due to a sore right knee...Scored a goal at Carolina on Nov. 28 after missing the previous 13 games recovering from surgery performed on Nov. 1 on his right knee...Missed game at Tampa Bay on Oct. 25 due to a sore right knee.

CAREER
Played his first 13 seasons in the NHL with the Minnesota North Stars, Dallas Stars and Detroit Red Wings (1991-92 through 2003-04)…Played first 12 seasons of his NHL career with the Minnesota/Dallas franchise (1991-92 through 2002-03) and ranks third on the team’s All-Time List in games played (827) and penalty minutes (1,380)…Was a member of Dallas’ 1999 Stanley Cup Championship team…2006-07: Was winner of 2006-07 Barry Ashbee Trophy as the Flyers' most outstanding defenseman…All three of his goals were power play goals…Was only Flyer to play in all 82 games this season…Was Flyers' nominee for Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy…Led the team in hits (180, 23rd in the NHL) and blocked shots (162, tied for 19th in the NHL)...Game vs. NY Islanders on April 7 was his 1,000th career NHL game (218th player in NHL history to reach milestone)...Was named First Star vs. Carolina on March 28 after recording the game-winning goal and an assist...His goal vs. Atlanta on March 15 was his first goal of the season and first goal in 125 games (since Dec. 3, 2005 at NSH)...Was scoreless and game-high + 4 vs. Detroit on Feb. 12...Was a season-high +4 at Atlanta on Feb. 3...Was named First Star vs. Ottawa on Nov. 22 after posting an assist and game-high six hits...His assist vs. Ottawa on Nov. 22 was his first point of the season (was scoreless the first 21 games of the season)…2005-06: Missed two games (March 11 & 12) due to a bruised right knee sustained vs. Carolina on March 8...Game at NY Islanders on March 4 was his 900th in the NHL...Was scoreless in six games for the U.S. Olympic Men's Ice Hockey Team at the 2006 Olympics…Named interim captain on Jan. 29…Played a team season high 33:44 at Washington on Dec. 31...Posted a -1 rating vs. Ottawa on Dec. 22, ending a streak of 11 straight games in which he posted a plus or even rating (+11 over span)...Recorded a goal and an assist at Nashville on Dec. 3, his first multiple-point game as a Flyer...Posted an assist on Sim's game-winning goal at Ottawa on Oct. 30, his first assist as a Flyer...Scored a power play goal at Carolina on Oct. 28, his 300th career NHL point...Scored a shorthanded goal vs. Pittsburgh on Oct. 14, his first goal as a Flyer in his first game as a Flyer...Missed the first three games of the season serving a three-game suspension for incident in 2004 Playoffs...2005 Preseason: Missed the first four games of the preseason recovering from a Grade Two Posterior Cruciate Ligament sprain of his left knee…2004-05: Appeared in 24 regular season games for the Motor City Mechanics of the United Hockey League, recording five goals and 12 assists for 17 points and 27 penalty minutes…2003-04: Played the first three games of the season before sustaining a knee injury vs. Vancouver on October 16…Missed the next 64 games before returning to the lineup vs. Tampa Bay on March 8…Played five games after returning from injury then sustained a shoulder injury vs. Calgary on March 16 and missed the next three games…Returned to lineup at San Jose on March 23 and played out seven games to end regular season…Played 12 playoffs, posting an assist…2002-03:Was named to the NHL Second All-Star Team…Appeared in 11 of Dallas’ 12 postseason games in 2003, missing Game Three of Western Conference Quarterfinal series at Edmonton on April 13 due to one-game suspension....Played 100th career playoff game at Anaheim on May 5…Was fifth in the NHL in plus/minus (+37)...Played in all 82 regular season games for the first time in his career…Posted his second career shorthanded goal vs. Nashville March 7...Played 800th career NHL game at Phoenix on February 8, posting an assist in the contest…Was credited with a career-high 11 shots on goal vs. Minnesota on November 27...Played his 761st game as a Star at NY Islanders on November 10, moving into third place on the Stars’ All-Time List in games played (passed Curt Giles)...2001-02:Was third in the NHL in hits (330)…Led the Stars in hits, second in blocked shots (111), second in average time on ice (26:40), second in penalty minutes (87) and tied for third in plus/minus (+12)...Played his 700th career NHL game vs. Colorado on December 26…2000-01: Finished 10th in NHL in hits (250) and average ice-time (25:52)...Led team in hits, second in ice-time and blocked shots (114)...Played his 600th career NHL game vs. Montreal on November 11…1999-2000: Was sixth in the NHL in average time on ice (27:32)...Ranked second on the team in hits (179), despite playing only 57 games...Tallied his 200th career NHL point with an assist at Washington on November 17...Tied his career high for assists in a game with three vs. Calgary on December 15...Missed 24 games from December 18 through February 16, due to a laceration to the calf muscle, which was sustained at Edmonton on December 17…1998-99: Named Stars’ Defenseman of the Year for the third time....Set a new career high for consecutive games played (95 games from March 20, 1998 to April 14, 1999)...Tied his career high for goals in a game with two vs. Washington on November 27...Named Stars Player of the Month for December after earning seven points (1G,6A) in 15 contests and a +12 rating...Was suspended for seven games on April 17 as a result of his hit on Phoenix’s Jeremy Roenick on April 14 (missed final two games of the regular season and the first five games of postseason)... Was the first American-born captain of a Stanley Cup Champion…1997-98: Set a new career high for assists in a season (25) and tied his career high for points in a season (31)...Missed seven games from March 4 through 18, recovering from arthroscopic surgery to repair knee cartilage...Played four games for Team USA at the 1998 Winter Olympics…1996-97: Named the Stars’ Defenseman of the Year...Two separate knee injuries caused him to miss 19 games…Played for the Western Conference Team at 1997 NHL All-Star Game, his first All-Star Game appearance...Played for gold medal-winning Team USA at 1996 World Cup...Led Team USA defensemen in goals (3) and finished second among blueliners in points (5)...Had four points (1G,3A) in the three-game championship series with Canada, including two points (1G,1A) in the deciding game…1995-96:Finished second on the team in games played (79) and points by a defenseman (31), third in penalty minutes (129) and fourth in assists (23)...Recorded a five-game point and assist streak (6A) from October 14 through 24, both career bests...Recorded his 100th career NHL point vs. Hartford on February 11…1994-95: Was second on the team in penalty minutes with 105…1993-94: Named the Stars’ Defenseman of the Year...Led the club in plus/minus (+19)...Led Stars defensemen in goals with 12, one more than he totaled in his first two seasons combined…Played a career high 83 regular season games…His 12 goals are a career high for goals in a season…Set career highs for points in a season (31) and penalty minutes in a season (211)…1992-93: Played for U.S. National Team at the World Championships in Germany…1991-92: Earned Stars’ Rookie of the Year honors…Amateur Career: Played two years for North Bay of the Ontario Hockey League (1989-90 and 1990-91)…International Career: Played for Team USA at 1996 World Cup of Hockey and at 1998 Winter Olympic Games…Was a member of U.S. National Team at the 1993 World Championships in Germany.