• Mueller made his Western Hockey League debut for the Silvertips in 2012-13, finishing second among rookie defensemen in scoring with 31 points (6-25--31). Paired with Columbus Blue Jackets’ prospect Ryan Murray (selected second overall in 2012) to start the season, Mueller was named the Silvertips Rookie of the Year.
• He competed for Switzerland at the 2013 Under-18 World Championship where he registered three points (1-2--3) in five games and was named one of the top three players on his team. He also participated in the 2013 World Junior Championship, collecting two assists in six games.
• Mueller appeared in the Swiss Elite League as a 16-year-old in 2011-12, skating in seven games with the Kloten Flyers.
• Mueller, fluent in German, French and English, lasted longer than any other prospect on the VO2 Max test at the 2013 NHL Combine (14:30).
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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