Former Dallas Star Captain Derian Hatcher, along with his brother Kevin, will be inducted into the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame this October. The official release notes that they are not the first brother combination to receive this honor at the same time: Mark and Scott Fusco were entered together in 2002.
Brett Hull was entered into the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame in 2008 with Brian Leetch and Mike Richter.
After being drafted eighth overall by the Minnesota North Stars in the 1990 NHL Entry Draft, Derian Hatcher went on to play 16 seasons in the NHL, where the defenseman appeared in 1,045 games and amassed 331 points (80-251). While his career was mainly spent with the Stars organization, first in Minnesota, then in Dallas, he also suited up for both Detroit and Philadelphia. After successfully breaking into the NHL during the 1991-92 season, Derian Hatcher enjoyed some of his best seasons in the latter part of the decade. In 1996, he was part of the U.S. team that captured the World Cup of Hockey; in 1997, he was selected to the NHL All-Star Team; in 1998, he was chosen as a member of the U.S. Olympic Men's Ice Hockey Team; and in 1999, he became the first American-born captain of a Stanley Cup-winning team with Dallas.
And even more amusing are tweets coming from Puck Daddy Greg Wyshynski regarding this release...
@wyshynski Roenick: Derian Hatcher didn't try and break my jaw. "Never have I held any ill-feelings" for Derian. "Never once have we talked about it."
@wyshynski Loved the Buffalo News reporter asking Derian Hatcher question about The Brett Hull Goal against Buffalo.
Let it go, Buffalo. Let it go.
Congratulations to Derian Hatcher, his elbow, his brother, and Jeremy Roenick's jaw.