Traded to NY Rangers by Montreal for Sylvain Blouin and NY Rangers' 6th round choice (later traded to Phoenix Phoenix selected Erik Lewerstrom) in 1999 Entry Draft, June 30, 1998. Traded to Pittsburgh by NY Rangers for Kevin Hatcher, September 30, 1999. Signed as a free agent by Boston, July 2, 2000.
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