Derek Plante is in his fourth season as Development Coach for the Blackhawks.
Plante appeared in 450 National Hockey League games over parts of nine seasons with Buffalo, Dallas, Chicago and Philadelphia from 1993-2001, recording 248 points (96G, 152A) over that span. Originally drafted by Buffalo in the eighth round (161st overall) of the 1989 NHL Draft, he posted 16 points (6G, 10A) in 41 career playoff games and won the Stanley Cup in 1999 with Dallas. Plante skated in 17 games with the Blackhawks during the 1999-2000 season.
Following his final NHL season in 2000-01, the Cloquet, Minn., native remained active in hockey as a coach for Team USA at the Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament. Most recently, Plante served as an assistant coach at the University of Minnesota¬-Duluth, his alma mater, from 2010-15; he helped lead the team to their first NCAA championship in 2011.