Goaltender Jean-Sebastien Giguere and Kent Huskins of the Anaheim Ducks defend the net against Kyle Calder of the Los Angeles Kings during an NHL game on November 4, 2008 at Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Juan Ocampo/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