"He's probably the best player outside of the NHL that's not playing. He's a tremendous young player and I look forward to seeing him over the next number of years in our organization."
-- Flyers General Manager Paul Holmgren on Brayden Schenn
"Coming from New Jersey (Basking Ridge), I've been a Devils fan my whole life and have been watching them play since I was a little kid. Obviously, to see guys like Scott Stevens and Larry Robinson on the ice as instructors is absolutely incredible. It's an honor to see them here and be taught by such a great group of guys." -- Matt Killian
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.