Signed as an underage free agent by Birmingham (WHA), June, 1978. Traded to Toronto by Montreal for Toronto's 2nd round choice (Benoit Brunet) in 1986 Entry Draft, December 17, 1982. Traded to Montreal by Toronto for Larry Landon, February 14, 1985. Traded to St. Louis by Montreal with Montreal's 3rd round choice (later traded to Winnipeg Winnipeg selected Kris Draper) in 1989 Entry Draft for Larry Trader and St. Louis' 3rd round choice (Pierre Sevigny) in 1989 Entry Draft, October 13, 1987. Signed as a free agent by Chesapeake (ECHL), February 9, 1999.
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