Washington Capitals vs. New York Rangers - Game Six
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 12: Derek Dorsett #15 of the New York Rangers attempts to jam the puck into the net against Braden Holtby #70 of the Washington Capitals in Game Six of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2013 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Madison Square Garden on May 12, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Scott Levy/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