Traded to Dallas by Carolina for Dallas' 4th round choice (Jakub Vojta) in 2005 Entry Draft, June 29, 2004. Signed as a free agent by Olomouc (CzRep-2), September 27, 2004. Signed as a free agent by Trinec (CzRep), January 6, 2005. Signed as a free agent by Znojmo (CzRep), September 6, 2006.
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