The U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame Class of 2010 -- Art Berglund, Derian Hatcher, Kevin Hatcher, Dr. V. George Nagobads and Jeremy Roenick -- was formally enshrined on Thursday night at an induction ceremony and dinner held at HSBC Arena, home of the National Hockey League's Buffalo Sabres. Nearly 400 people were on hand for the night's sold-out celebration.
"We have a sensational class joining the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame tonight," said Dave Ogrean, executive director of USA Hockey. "I'd particularly like to thank the Buffalo Sabres for hosting this great celebration."
"I want to thank the selection committee that nominated and selected me for the Hall of Fame. I cherish this evening," said Berglund. "I also want to give a special thanks to USA Hockey and to all of the directors and members of the executive committee who are here tonight."
"It is a great night for myself, for my family and for everyone here," said Derian Hatcher. "I'd like to thank the United States Hockey Hall of Fame and all of USA Hockey for making tonight possible. I'm truly honored. This is quite an achievement and I'm very humbled."
"This is truly an honor for me and my family to all be here on such a special night," said Kevin Hatcher. "I'd like to thank the selection committee and the other inductees. To be associated with them, it's truly an honor. USA Hockey has been such a tremendous experience for me."
"I just don't have enough colorful words to express my happiness and the honor I feel," said Nagobads. "I would like to give thanks to the USA Hockey administration, the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame committee that gave me the opportunity to join this very highly distinguished group, and to my family who has been so supportive of me."