Derian Hatcher to U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame

Former Dallas Stars captain Derian Hatcher is among the five-member U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame Class of 2010. Also in the group are Kevin Hatcher, Jeremy Roenick, Art Berglund and Dr. V. George Nagobads.

On Derian Hatcher, here's what the Hall of Fame release had to say:

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.

The full release is here on the USA Hockey web site.