WHL Coast Division First All-Star Team (1958, 1959)
Claimed by NY Rangers from Detroit in Intra-League Draft, June 4, 1963. Claimed on waivers by Detroit from NY Rangers, February 8, 1965. Claimed by Pittsburgh from Detroit in Expansion Draft, June 6, 1967. Selected by Alberta (WHA) in WHA General Player Draft, February 12, 1972.
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