Los Angeles Kings vs. San Jose Sharks - Game Three
SAN JOSE, CA - MAY 18: Justin Braun #61 of the San Jose Sharks skates with control of the puck ahead of Mike Richards #10 of the Los Angeles Kings in Game Three of the Western Conference Semifinals during the 2013 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at HP Pavilion on May 18, 2013 in San Jose, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/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