Traded to Montreal by Toronto for Montreal's 2nd round choice (Darryl Shannon) in 1986 Entry Draft and Toronto's 4th round choice (previously acquired, Toronto selected Kent Hulst) in 1986 Entry Draft, September 18, 1985. Traded to Philadelphia by Montreal for Andre Villeneuve, October 30, 1986. Traded to Edmonton by Philadelphia for Jeff Brubaker, March 9, 1987.
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