LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 6: Jonathan Quick #32 of the Los Angeles Kings attempts a save against Vladamir Sobotka #17 of the St. Louis Blues in Game Four of the Western Conference Quarterfinals during the 2013 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Staples Center on May 6, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Aaron Poole/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