• This past season he was diagnosed with diabetes after his teammate, Leigh Salters, who has battled diabetes for 14 years, noticed he was exhibiting similar symptoms. Once he started taking insulin, Knight finished the season strong -- he led London in playoff scoring with 10 goals and finished third with 17 points (10-7--17) in 12 games.
• The 5-foot-11, 186-pound forward is the first player from Battle Creek, Michigan to be selected into the NHL.
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