CHICAGO - APRIL 25: (L-R) Dustin Byfuglien #33, Martin Havlat #24, Kris Versteeg #32 and Brian Campbell #51 of the Chicago Blackhawks celebrate a first period goal by teammate Brent Seabrook #7 against the Calgary Flames during Game Five of the Western Conference Quarterfinals of the 2009 Stanley Cup Playoffs on April 25, 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