We all saw this coming, but it still makes me kind of sad. Derian was a great player when he was with us, and I think he was always under-appreciated by Stars fans. We may not have won the Cup without him. I’m sad that he’s calling it quits. I’ll never forget when he knocked out Jeremy Roenick’s teeth with that monstrous hit. I loved that.
He will join the Flyers’ front office as the new player development coach. I wish him the best.