Son of Leo USHL First All-Star Team (1946) NHL Second All-Star Team (1950, 1951)
Played in NHL All-Star Game (1950, 1951, 1952, 1953)
Traded to Detroit by Chicago with Pete Horeck for Adam Brown and Ray Powell, December 9, 1946. Traded to NY Rangers by Detroit for Reg Sinclair and John Morrison, August 18, 1952.
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