• His father, Al, was drafted fourth overall in 1984 by the Maple Leafs and went on to play 799 NHL games with Toronto, Washington, Boston and San Jose. He is best known for his record-setting slap shot in 1993; recorded at 105.2 miles per hour, the record stood for 16 years before Zdeno Chara broke it in 2009.
It's a tribute to him, and everything he's done and deserved is coming to fruition tonight with his jersey in the rafters. He's going to be a first-ballot Hall of Famer. And I said today, if he's not, take my stuff out. If he doesn't deserve to be in there first ballot, no one does. Except for (Wayne) Gretzky, I guess.
— Hockey Hall of Fame member Brett Hull on former teammate Mike Modano, whose No. 9 was retired by the Dallas Stars on Saturday