"I was quite excited," Derian Hatcher said in a statement. "I got the call about 10 days ago. At the time they didn't tell me who else was inducted. Then I was talking to my brother and he had mentioned that he was inducted, too."
"Both of us being inducted together will be more exciting and special for me," Derian Hatcher said. "I believe we will be the first pair of U.S. brothers who both played 1,000 games in the NHL. Throughout the course of our careers we played on a few teams together and now we are doing this together. It will be fun and we are looking forward to it."