NHL Stars Ring Opening Bell At New York Stock Exchange
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 06: National Hockey League (NHL) players (L to R) Jimmy Howard, of the Detroit Red Wings, Jason Spezza, of the Ottawa Senators, Ryan Kesler, of the Vancouver Canucks, David Clarkson, of the Toronto Maple Leafs, Jonathan Tavares, of the New York Islanders, Dion Phaneuf, of the Toronto Maple Leafs, Patrick Sharp, of the Chicago Blackhawks, Ryan Getzlaf, of the Anaheim Ducks, and Andy Greene, of the New Jersey Devils, pose for a photograph after ringing the opening bell at the New York
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