Brother of Jerry AHL Second All-Star Team (1955) AHL First All-Star Team (1956) John B. Sollenberger Trophy (Leading Scorer AHL) (1956)
Traded to NY Rangers by Boston with Ed Harrison for Dunc Fisher and future considerations (loan of Alex Kaleta to Hershey-AHL, November 20, 1950), November 16, 1950. Traded to Providence (AHL) by NY Rangers with Pat Egan and Jean-Paul Denis for Jack Stoddard, January 1, 1952. Claimed by Chicago from Providence (AHL) in Inter-League Draft, June 5, 1956.
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