CALGARY, CANADA - FEBRUARY 16: Kari Lehtonen #32 of the Dallas Stars makes a pad save on Curtis Glencross #20 of the Calgary Flames during their NHL game at Scotiabank Saddledome February 16, 2011 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.(Photo By Dave Sandford/Getty Images)
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