Kevin Hatcher

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Kevin Hatcher
Born (1966-09-09) September 9, 1966 (age 48)
Detroit, MI, USA
Height 6 ft 3 in (191 cm)
Weight 232 lb (105 kg; 16 st 8 lb)
Position Defense
Shot Right
Played for Washington Capitals
Dallas Stars
Pittsburgh Penguins
New York Rangers
Carolina Hurricanes
National team  United States
NHL Draft 17th overall, 1984
Washington Capitals
Playing career 1984–2001

Kevin John Hatcher (born September 9, 1966) is a retired American professional ice hockey defenseman who played in the NHL for 17 seasons between 1984 and 2001 for the Washington Capitals, Dallas Stars, Pittsburgh Penguins, New York Rangers and Carolina Hurricanes. He is the older brother of former NHL player Derian Hatcher, with whom he was inducted into the United States Hockey Hall of Fame on October 21, 2010. Hatcher was born in Detroit, Michigan, but grew up in Sterling Heights, Michigan.

Playing career[edit]

Hatcher was drafted 17th overall in the 1984 NHL Entry Draft by the Washington Capitals, a team he would have the most of his NHL success with. Hatcher played 1,157 career NHL games, scoring 227 goals and 450 assists for 677 points. He also registered 1,392 career penalty minutes. Hatcher's best season offensively was the 1992–93 season, when he scored 34 goals and 79 points, both career highs. His 34 goals that season led all NHL defensemen.

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Career statistics[edit]

    Regular Season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1983–84 North Bay Centennials OHL 67 10 39 49 61 4 2 2 4 11
1984–85 North Bay Centennials OHL 58 26 37 63 75 8 5 8 13 9
1984–85 Washington Capitals NHL 2 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0
1985–86 Washington Capitals NHL 79 9 10 19 119 9 1 1 2 19
1986–87 Washington Capitals NHL 78 8 16 24 144 7 1 0 1 20
1987–88 Washington Capitals NHL 71 14 27 41 137 14 5 7 12 55
1988–89 Washington Capitals NHL 62 13 27 40 101 6 1 4 5 20
1989–90 Washington Capitals NHL 80 13 41 54 102 11 0 8 8 32
1990–91 Washington Capitals NHL 79 24 50 74 69 11 3 3 6 8
1991–92 Washington Capitals NHL 79 17 37 54 105 7 2 4 6 19
1992–93 Washington Capitals NHL 83 34 45 79 114 6 0 1 1 14
1993–94 Washington Capitals NHL 72 16 24 40 108 11 3 4 7 37
1994–95 Dallas Stars NHL 47 10 19 29 66 5 2 1 3 2
1995–96 Dallas Stars NHL 74 15 26 41 58
1996–97 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 80 15 39 54 103 5 1 1 2 4
1997–98 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 74 19 29 48 66 6 1 0 1 12
1998–99 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 66 11 27 38 24 13 2 3 5 4
1999–00 New York Rangers NHL 74 4 19 23 38
2000–01 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 57 4 14 18 38 6 0 0 0 6
NHL totals 1157 227 450 677 1392 118 22 37 59 252

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Preceded by
Scott Stevens
Washington Capitals first round draft pick
1984
Succeeded by
Yvon Corriveau
Preceded by
Rod Langway
Washington Capitals captain
199394
Succeeded by
Dale Hunter