ANAHEIM, CA - FEBRUARY 27: Kyle Plamieri #51 (C) of the Anaheim Ducks celebrates with Ryan Getzlaf #15 and Toni Lydman #32 after scoring the Ducks' second goal of the first period against the Nashville Predators at Honda Center on February 27, 2013 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/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