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Derian and Kevin Hatcher became Hockey Hall of famers today

There are the Mannings in football and there are the Hatchers in Hockey, but the latest are the only brothers in sports history to become hall of famers at the exact same time, as today Kevin and Derian Hatcher, whom are natives of Sterling Heights, Michigan, were selected for the Hockey Hall of Fame class of 2010.

Both have played more than one thousand games at the NHL as defensemen, with Derian being drafted as the 8th overall pick in 1990 by the North Stars from Minnesota, and since then, he has played for the aforementioned team, and also for the Stars of Dallas, the Detroit Red Wings and the Philadelphia Flyers.

He finished his 16- year career at the national hockey league with eighty goals, 331 points and 251 assists. He also played with the United States at the Olympic games of 1998 and 2006, was part of the team that disputed the world championships in 1993 and 2002 and played the 1996 edition of the Hockey World Cup.

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Derian Hatcher became the 1st American-born that was the captain of a team that won the Stanley Cup back in 1999, when the Stars beat the Buffalo Sabres.

Just as his brother, Kevin Hatcher also played for a series of NHL teams that includes the Penguins, the Dallas Stars, Hurricanes and Rangers. He played for a total of seventeen seasons, and finished his career with a total of 450 assists, 227 goals and 677 points in 1157 games. He was drafted as a seventeenth overall pick by the Capitals back in 1984, spending 10 seasons with Washington and the remaining seven years in small stints with the other aforementioned teams. He is the seventh defenseman who has been able to come up with 30 goals or more in a single season.

Kevin Hatcher also excelled internationally, representing the United States at the 1984 International Ice Hockey Federation World Junior Championship, played the 1987 and 1991 Canada Cups, the World Cup of Hockey in 1996 and the 1998 Olympic Winter Games.

With such an impressive curriculum, there are no doubts about why the Hatchers are topping the 2010 class of inductees, and when it comes to making their family proud, well, let’s say that their parents could not be more satisfied concerning their sporting achievements.

The other inductees of this year are Dr. V. George Nagobads, Art Berglund and Jeremy Roenick.

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