BOSTON, MA - MAY 4: Tyler Seguin #19 of the Boston Bruins runs into Jake Gardiner #51 of the Toronto Maple Leafs while making a shot in Game Two of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2013 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at TD Garden on May 4, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/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