Father of Peter USHL Second All-Star Team (1948) Leader Cup (WHL MVP) (1955) Lester Patrick Trophy (1998)
Traded to Chicago by Detroit with George Gee, Jimmy Peters, Clare Martin, Rags Raglan and Jim McFadden for $75,000 and future considerations (Hugh Coflin, October, 1951), August 20, 1951. Missed entire 1951-52 due to back surgery.
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