Medicine Hat Tigers’ GM and head coach Willie Desjardins
“Linden Vey is a great competitor. He is really hard on the puck and battles very hard offensively. He always has been a player who can score, with good numbers through minor hockey where he was a leading scorer. Vey has as a good attitude and is very confident in his ability. He is great off the ice. He wants to be a player and possesses good focus.”
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