DALLAS — Why travel to Toronto for the Hockey Hall of Fame when the Dallas Stars are bringing a hall to Texas?

On Tuesday, the team announced the inaugural class of the Dallas Stars Hall of Fame. They are Derian Hatcher and Bob Gainey.

Defenseman Hatcher was with the team when they were the Minnesota North Stars and moved with them to Texas in 1993. He was captain when the Stars won the Stanley cup in 1999, becoming the first American-born captain to win it.

Gainey played for the Montreal Canadiens from 1973 until 1989. After retiring from playing, he served as an executive with the Minnesota North Stars and Dallas Stars until 2003. He was head coach in Minnesota in 1990 and 1991, guiding to the team to its first Stanley Cup Finals. In 1992, he was additionally named general manager. He was there when the Stars won the Cup in 1999.

The pair will be inducted during Dallas Stars Hall of Fame Weekend, Oct. 29-30.

"We are honored to announce the induction of Derian Hatcher and Bob Gainey into our inaugural class of the Dallas Stars Hall of Fame," Dallas Stars President and CEO Brad Alberts said. "Derian was everything that you would have wanted from a captain. He led with his actions on the ice and helped unite the locker room behind one common goal. Bob thoughtfully and meticulously constructed his roster and assembled extremely competitive teams. His commitment to winning helped cement hockey's popularity when the team moved to Dallas, resulting in generations of loyal Stars fans.”