• His oldest brother, Jamie, was drafted 36th overall in 2006 by the Sharks -- he played 61 games for San Jose in 2011-12 before being traded to Colorado. His other brother, Tye, was drafted 119th overall in 2010 by Philadelphia.
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