• Poirier recorded four goals and three assists in six games to lead the 13th-ranked Olympiques to a first-round upset of the fourth-ranked Rimouski Oceanic. He finished the 2013 QMJHL playoffs with 10 points in 10 games (6-4--10).
• In 2012-13, Poirier led Gatineau in goals (32), assists (38) and points (70), averaging 1.08 points per game and improving his plus-minus rating to even, up from minus-17 in 2011-12.
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