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A native of Sterling Heights, Michigan, Derian Hatcher played junior hockey for the OHL’s North Bay Centennials and was drafted by the Minnesota North Stars 8th overall in the 1990 NHL Draft. Hatcher would play 1 more season in North Bay before embarking on a lengthy NHL career. After spending his first 2 seasons in Minnesota, the franchise relocated to Dallas, becoming the Dallas Stars. A reliable physical stay at home defenseman, Hatcher was also a leader, becoming captain of the Stars for the 1994/95 season and leading the Stars to a Stanley Cup victory in 1999. After a brief stint with his hometown Detroit Red Wings during the 2003/04 season, Hatcher signed with the Philadelphia Flyers after the 2005 NHL lockout. After 3 seasons with the Flyers, Hatcher retired and became a player development coach for the team. In 2015, Hatcher, along with fellow NHL player David Legwand, purchased Hatcher’s former junior team (which has since relocated to Sarnia and became the Sarnia Sting) and is currently the team’s head coach. Hatcher’s son Chase, played in the OHL for the London Knights and the Peterborough Petes and the USHL for the Muskegon Lumberjacks and the Tri-City Storm. Hatcher’s younger son Kelton is a prospect of his dad’s team, the Sarnia Sting. Hatcher’s older brother Kevin also enjoyed a lengthy NHL career.