SUNRISE, FL - MARCH 10: Francis Bouillon #55 of the Montreal Canadiens and George Parros #22 of the Florida Panthers fight for control of the puck behind the net at the BB&T Center on March 10, 2013 in Sunrise, Florida. (Photo by Joel Auerbach/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