October 17, 1964|
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
|Height||5 ft 6 in (168 cm)|
|Weight||163 lb (74 kg; 11 st 9 lb)|
EC Hedos München
Sportbund DJK Rosenheim
140th overall, 1983|
Derkatch played junior hockey for the Regina Pats of the Western Hockey League, during which he was drafted by the Edmonton Oilers in the 1983 NHL Entry Draft, 140th overall in the 7th round. Derkatch never signed with the Oilers however and instead he spent his entire professional career in Europe. He began his professional career in 1984 in Serie A in Italy, playing for HC Bolzano and HC Asiago before spending three seasons in Finland's SM-liiga for Ilves.
In 1989, Derkatch moved to the Eishockey-Bundesliga in Germany, playing for EC Hedos München for one season before signing for Sportbund DJK Rosenheim. He then had a brief spell in the Nationalliga A in Switzerland for Zürcher SC in 1992 before returning to Germany with Düsseldorfer EG. He rejoined Hedos München in 1993 before the team changed its name to Maddogs München for the inaugural Deutsche Eishockey Liga season. The team would ultimately cease operations before the season finished and Derkatch finished the year in the 2nd Bundesliga with SC Riessersee. After another season in DEL with Kaufbeurer Adler in 1995, Derkatch returned to SC Riessersee for two seasons before retiring in 1998.
After his retirement, Derkatch was hired by the Washington Capitals as a scout in 1998. In 2008, Derkatch became head coach of the Regina Pats, lasting just one season before becoming skills coach and director of hockey personnel with the Prince Albert Raiders. In 2015, Derkatch became an amateur scout for the Toronto Maple Leafs.
Regular season and playoffs
|1980–81||Notre Dame Hounds AAA||Midget|
|1985–86||University of Manitoba||CWUAA||2||3||2||5||2||—||—||—||—||—|
|1989–90||EC Hedos München||1.GBun||28||27||31||58||30||3||1||1||2||2|
|1990–91||Sportbund DJK Rosenheim||1.GBun||44||40||51||91||38||11||8||15||23||10|
|1991–92||Sportbund DJK Rosenheim||1.GBun||44||40||55||95||46||10||13||8||21||14|
|1993–94||EC Hedos München||1.GBun||44||19||26||45||43||6||4||5||9||4|
|1994–95||Mad Dogs München||DEL||26||14||17||31||47||—||—||—||—||—|
- Biographical information and career statistics from Eliteprospects.com, or Eurohockey.com, or The Internet Hockey Database
- info from Hockey Draft Central