TAMPA, FL - FEBRUARY 02: Henrik Lundqvist #30 of the New York Rangers warms up prior to the start of the game against the Tampa Bay Lightning at the Tampa Bay Times Forum on February 2, 2013 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Scott Audette/NHLI via 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