Father of Carey
Suffered eventual career-ending knee injury in training camp, September, 1955 that forced him to miss entire 1955-56 regular season and entire 1957-58 and 1958-59 seasons. Hull-Ottawa played partial schedule against OHA-Jr. teams in 1956-57 that counted for the OHA-Jr. teams only.
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