Traded to Colorado by Florida with Florida's 2nd round choice (later traded to NY Rangers later traded back to Florida Florida selected David Shantz) in 2004 Entry Draft for Eric Messier and Vaclav Nedorost, July 18, 2003.
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