Brother of Chico CPHL Second All-Star Team (1967)
Claimed by St. Louis from Chicago in Intra-League Draft, June 11, 1969. Claimed by Vancouver from St. Louis in Expansion Draft, June 10, 1970. Missed remainder of 1972-73 season after being diagnosed with brain cancer, December 14, 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