Signed as a free agent by Saskatoon (PrHL), November 10, 1926. Claimed by NY Rangers from Saskatoon (PrHL) in Inter-League Draft, May 12, 1928. Traded to Portland (PCHL) by NY Rangers for cash, October, 1929. Traded to NY Rangers by Portland (PCHL) for cash, April 19, 1931. Loaned to Portland (NWHL) by NY Rangers for cash, December 30, 1934.
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