USHL Second All-Star Team (1951) WHL Prairie Division First All-Star Team (1957, 1958)
Traded to NY Rangers by Cleveland (AHL) for Steve Kraftcheck and cash, June, 1953. Claimed by Chicago from NY Rangers (Brandon-WHL) in Inter-League Draft, June 4, 1957.
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