#4 Kevin Hatcher


Position: Defense				   Shoots: Right
Height: 6'4"					   Weight: 225 lbs
Born: September 9, 1966 (Detroit, Michigan)
Acquired: Traded to Penguins from Dallas for Sergei Zubov



                         Regular Season             Playoffs

Season Club          Lea. GP   G  A  Pts PIM    GP  G  A Pts PIM          


83-84  Nort              OHL   67  10  39   49   61     4  2  2  4  11

84-85  Washington        NHL    2   1   0    1    0     1  0  0  0   0

       Nort              OHL   58  26  37   63   75     8  3  8 11   9

85-86  Washington        NHL   79   9  10   19  119     9  1  1  2  19

86-87  Washington        NHL   78   8  16   24  144     7  1  0  1  20

87-88  Washington        NHL   71  14  27   41  137    14  5  7 12  55

88-89  Washington        NHL   62  13  27   40  101     6  1  4  5  20

89-90  Washington        NHL   80  13  41   54  102    11  0  8  8  32

90-91  Washington        NHL   79  24  50   74   69    11  3  3  6   8

91-92  Washington        NHL   79  17  37   54  105     7  2  4  6  19

92-93  Washington        NHL   83  34  45   79  114     6  0  1  1  14

93-94  Washington        NHL   72  16  24   40  108    11  3  4  7  37

94-95  Dallas            NHL   47  10  19   29   66     5  2  1  3   2

95-96  Dallas            NHL   74  15  26   41   58     0  0  0  0   0


NHL Totals 806 174 322 496 1123 88 18 33 51 226

Scouting Report

Kevin is an offensively-talented defenseman with tremendous size. He was acquired by the Pens for two reasons. First, it is expected that he will play the point on the Pittsburgh Power Play. He has an incredibly hard, accurate shot and is not afraid to unleash it. Zubov's unwillingness to shoot led to his trade for Kevin in the offseason. Second, the Pens want Kevin to use his size on defense to play physical and cut down on shots on goal. Hatcher has often been criticized for his unwillingness to hit, but he claims that he is not afraid to use it, but has been handcuffed by the systems he has played in. One thing is for sure, he will be more of a presence on the ice than Zubov and his career numbers show that he is, indeed, willing to put the puck on the net. Hopefully, Kevin can fulfill the Penguins expectations in the future. Let's sit back and see.

Accomplishments

Member of Gold Medal winning USA Team at World Cup (1996)

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