Signed as a free agent by Tampa Bay, July 13, 1992. Traded to Ottawa by Tampa Bay with Tampa Bay's 2nd round choice (later traded to Philadelphia later traded back to Tampa Bay later traded to Dallas Dallas selected Tobias Stephan) in 2002 Entry Draft for Andreas Johansson, June 29, 1999. Signed as a free agent by Boston, July 6, 2001. Signed as a free agent by Basel (Swiss-2), August 23, 2004.
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