Hatcher Brothers Named HoF’ers

Former Stars honored

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    Good for the hockey-playing Hatcher brothers.

    Derian and Kevin Hatcher, both of whom played defense for the Dallas Stars, this week earned induction into the United States Hockey Hall of Fame, not to be confused with the Hockey Hall of Fame.

    They joined Jeremy Roenick, ugh, administrator Art Berglund, and longtime Minnesota physician Dr. V. George Nagobads, who worked with the Minnesota North Stars right up until the franchise moved to Dallas.

    Derian Hatcher wore the captain’s “C” for the Stanley Cup championship team during the 1998-99 season and again the following season when the team fell to the New Jersey Devils in the Cup Finals.

    Kevin Hatcher spent only two seasons here, and perhaps his biggest contribution to the Stars came when he was traded for Serge Zubov.

    The induction ceremony takes place Oct. 21, and the Hatchers are just the second set of brothers to be inducted in the same year, joining Scott and Mark Fusco who went in together in 2002.

    Some irony and intrigue accompanies the induction of Derian Hatcher and Roenick in the same group. Wonder if Roenick remembers. Yeah, he probably does.

    Bruce Felps owns and operates East Dallas Times, an online community news outlet serving the White Rock Lake area. He wishes the Stars had a standup, stay-at-home defenseman like Hatcher.