Former Dallas Stars Captain Derian Hatcher has been signed to a five-year $30-million contract with the Detroit Redwings.
The 31 year old Sterling Heights native will bolster a blue line that already features Hall of Famers Nicklas Lidstrom and Chris Chelios. "I'm just ecstatic to be here," Hatcher said."It would be really special to win a Stanley Cup in the town I grew up in."
Hatcher captained the Stars to the 1999 Stanley Cup. He played in 827 regular season and 100 playoff games in his 12 year career, all with the Stars.