Byng of Vimy Trophy (QSHL Sportsmanship) (1945)
Played in NHL All-Star Game (1952)
Signed as a free agent by Detroit, October 2, 1939. Served as coach of Sydney (CBSHL) from November 18 through December 28, 1941. Awarded to Quebec (QSHL) by QSHL, February 23, 1942. Traded to Montreal by Detroit for Ray Getliffe and Roly Rossignol, September 11, 1945. Detroit received Fern Gauthier (October 18, 1945) as compensation after Getliffe decided to retire. Named playing-coach of Victoria (WHL), June 25, 1953.
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