Signed as a free agent by Montreal, January 23, 1919. Traded to Hamilton by Montreal with Harry Mummery for Sprague Cleghorn, November 26, 1921. Traded to Toronto by Hamilton with Bert Corbeau and George Carey for Ken Randall, the NHL rights to Corb Denneny and cash, December 14, 1923.
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