WJrHL First All-Star Team (1942) AHL First All-Star Team (1954)
Signed as a free agent by NY Rangers, October 7, 1947. Traded to Detroit by NY Rangers with future considerations for Roy Conacher, October 22, 1947. Transaction was voided when Conacher refused to report. Traded to Montreal by NY Rangers with Pete Babando for Ivan Irwin, August 8, 1953. Traded to Buffalo (AHL) by Montreal with Gaye Stewart and Pete Babando for Jackie Leclair and cash, August 17, 1954.
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