TORONTO, ON - NOVEMBER 12: Barrie Stafford, trainer with the Edmonton Oilers who will be honored at the Hockey Hall of Fame induction ceremony at Brookfield Place arrives on November 12, 2012 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/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