UNIONDALE, NY - OCTOBER 12: Justin Williams #14 of the Los Angeles Kings adjusts his skates prior to his game against the New York Islanders at the Nassau Coliseum on October 12, 2009 in Uniondale, New York. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/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