CHICAGO - APRIL 16: Jarome Iginla #12 of the Calgary Flames looks for the puck as he skates on offense against Samuel Pahlsson #26 and Brent Seabrook #7 of the Chicago Blackhawks during the first period of Game One of the Western Conference Quarterfinals of the 2009 Stanley Cup Playoffs on April 16, 2009 at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/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