Son of Syl
Played in NHL All-Star Game (1975)
Attended Queens University while playing with Kingston (OHA-Sr.) Traded to Pittsburgh by NY Rangers with Sheldon Kannegiesser for Glen Sather, January 26, 1971. Traded to Los Angeles by Pittsburgh with Hartland Monahan for Dave Schultz, Gene Carr and L.A. Kings' 4th round choice (Shane Pearsall) in 1978 Amateur Draft, November 2, 1977.
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