CALGARY, CANADA - APRIL 27: Dustin Boyd #16 of the Calgary Flames skates onto the ice before the game against the Chicago Blackhawks during Game Six of the Western Conference Quarterfinal Round of the 2009 Stanley Cup Playoffs on April 27, 2009 at Pengrowth Saddledome in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. (Photo by Gerry Thomas/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