A native of Thunder Bay, Ontario, Hrkac entered UND as a freshman in the fall of 1984 and scored 18 goals with 36 assists as a freshman.
He then joined Canada's Olympic Development Program for the 1985-86 season. Hrkac returned to UND in the fall of 1986 and became the star of one of UND's all-time greatest teams, the 1986-87 squad that posted a school-record 40-8 record and won the national championship.
Hrkac set an NCAA record that season with 116 points, a mark that still stands today. He scored 46 goals that season, bettered only by linemate Bob Joyce, who had a school-record 52 goals.
Hrkac had a school-record 70 assists and averaged 2.46 points per game. UND's high-scoring ways in the 1986-87 led to the team being nicknames the "Hrkac Circus." Hrkac won the Hobey Baker Award as college hockey's best player that season, marking the first time a UND player has won the award.
Hrkac was also named the WCHA's Most Valuable Player, a first team All-American and the NCAA tournament's most outstanding player in 1987. A 1984 draft choice of the St. Louis Blues, Hrkac played professionally for 18 seasons (1987-2005).
Included were 12 seasons in the NHL, scoring 132 goals and recording 239 assists for 371 points in 758 career games for nine difference teams.
Among his many accomplishments, Hrkac was a member of the Stanley Cup champion Dallas Stars in 1999 and member of the 2004 Milwaukee Admirals team that won the American Hockey League's Calder Cup.
Hrkac and his wife Kathy have two daughters, Allison and Courtney.