DETROIT, MI - MARCH 10: Dave Baker (L) NHL Toronto-Director of off ice officials presents a watch to Ken McFadden for his 25 years of service before the Columbus Blue Jackets and the Detroit Red Wings game at Joe Louis Arena on March 10, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Dave Reginek/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