• In 2011-12, he helped the Regina Pats make the playoffs for the first time in four years, recording 22 goals and 20 assists despite missing 14 games with an injury. He was named the Pats’ Most Sportsmanlike Player.
• His cousin, Joey Kocur, was drafted 91st overall in 1983 by Detroit and won three Stanley Cups (Detroit: 1997, 1998 and NY Rangers: 1994). Other cousins Shay Stephenson (198th overall in 2003 by Carolina) and Logan Stephenson (35th overall in 2004) by Phoenix) both play in the KHL.
NHL team: Detroit Red Wings NHL player: Milan Lucic Shootout move: Shoot stick side Video game: Call of Duty Movie: Out Cold TV show: One Tree Hill Website: nitrocircus.com Book: Lone Survivor Home-cooked meal: Taco Salad Activity away from the rink: Golf
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