DALLAS, TX - JANUARY 23: Jamie Benn #14 of the Dallas Stars handles the puck against Carl Gunnarsson #36 of the Toronto Maple Leafs at the American Airlines Center on January 23, 2014 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Glenn James/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