Signed as a free agent by Dallas, July 29, 1998. Played w/ RHI's New Jersey in 1995 (4-2-0-2-40) Signed as a free agent by Portland (AHL), July 30, 2003. Signed as a free agent by Washington, April 3, 2004. Signed as a free agent by Belfast (Britain), August 12, 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