Taryn Hatcher is a popular sports host and reporter who currently works for NBC Sports Philadelphia. She covers various sports teams in the city, including the Flyers, the Sixers and the Phillies. But is she related to another famous sports personality, Darren Hatcher?
Who is Darren Hatcher?
Darren Hatcher is a former professional ice hockey player who played in the National Hockey League (NHL) for 16 seasons. He was the captain of the Dallas Stars when they won the Stanley Cup in 1999. He also played for the Minnesota North Stars, Washington Capitals and Detroit Red Wings. He retired from playing in 2008 and became an assistant coach for the Philadelphia Flyers in 2009.
The short answer is no. Taryn and Darren are not related by blood or by marriage. They share a common surname, but that’s where the similarity ends. They have different backgrounds, families and origins.
According to her bio, Taryn was born on December 24, 1992, in Delran, New Jersey. She comes from a very close-knit family, with her parents Jeff and Connie, and her older brother Kyle, who is a helicopter pilot in the navy. She also has a rescue cat named Kū that she named after a Canadian hockey player.
According to his bio, Darren was born on June 4, 1972, in Sarnia, Ontario, Canada. He comes from a hockey family, with his father Howie, his brother Kevin and his nephew Chase all playing or coaching in the NHL. He has three children with his wife Heather.
How did the rumor start?
The rumor that Taryn and Darren are related probably started because of their common involvement in Philadelphia sports. Taryn joined NBC Sports Philadelphia in 2018 as a multi-platform reporter and host, after working for Hawaii News Now as a sports anchor and reporter for three years. She hosts the Flyers pre and post-game shows, as well as reporting from the Wells Fargo Center during certain Sixers games.
Darren joined the Flyers coaching staff in 2009 as an assistant coach, after ending his playing career with the Red Wings. He works with the defensemen and oversees the penalty kill unit. He also won a gold medal as an assistant coach for Team Canada at the 2010 Winter Olympics.
Because of their similar roles and appearances on TV, some fans may have assumed that they are related or even married. However, there is no evidence to support this claim. In fact, Taryn is reportedly dating a business development associate named Austen Freeborn, according to Favebites.
Taryn Hatcher and Darren Hatcher are not related in any way. They are both successful sports personalities who work for different teams in Philadelphia. They share a common last name, but that’s just a coincidence. They have different backgrounds, families and origins. They are both respected and admired by their fans and colleagues for their work and achievements.