September 9, 1966 |
Detroit, Michigan, USA
|Height||6 ft 3 in (191 cm)|
|Weight||232 lb (105 kg; 16 st 8 lb)|
|Played for||Washington Capitals
New York Rangers
|National team||United States|
|NHL Draft||17th overall, 1984
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.
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.
Awards and achievements
- Selected to five NHL All-Star Games: 1990, 1991, 1992, 1996, 1997
- United States Hockey Hall of Fame, 2010 inductee
- June 9, 1984- Washington Capitals' 1st round draft choice (17th overall) in the 1984 NHL Entry Draft.
- January 18, 1995- Traded by the Washington Capitals to the Dallas Stars in exchange for Mark Tinordi and Rick Mrozik.
- June 22, 1996- Traded by the Dallas Stars to the Pittsburgh Penguins in exchange for Sergei Zubov.
- September 30, 1999- Traded by the Pittsburgh Penguins to the New York Rangers in exchange for Peter Popovic.
- July 31, 2000- Signed as a free agent with the Carolina Hurricanes.
|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|
|1999–00||New York Rangers||NHL||74||4||19||23||38||—||—||—||—||—|
- Kevin Hatcher player profile at NHL.com
- Kevin Hatcher career statistics at The Internet Hockey Database
- Kevin Hatcher career statistics at EliteProspects.com
- Kevin Hatcher biography at Legends of Hockey
- Kevin Hatcher at Hockey-Reference.com
|Washington Capitals first round draft pick
|Washington Capitals captain
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