• After being cut from two Eastern Junior Hockey League team’s last summer, Stolarz earned a spot with the North American Hockey League's Corpus Christi IceRays. He was able to turn his season around, finishing with 23 wins, a 2.84 goals-against average, three shutouts and a .920 save percentage in 50 games.
• He became a goalie following in the footsteps of his older brother, Todd and he played his minor hockey with the Atlantic Youth Hockey League and the Empire Junior Hockey League.
NHL team: New Jersey Devils NHL player: Martin Brodeur Goal celebration: Bow and arrow Video game: Call of Duty TV show: Entourage Actor: Mark Wahlberg Cartoon character: Family Guy Restaurant: Buffalo Wild Wings Sport (other than hockey): Golf Place to visit: Batman
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