Signed as a free agent by San Antonio (AHL), December 26, 2006. Signed as a free agent by St. Louis, July 15, 2008. Signed as a free agent by Iserlohn (Germany), August 27, 2010. Signed as a free agent by Los Angeles, September 26, 2011. Signed as a free agent by Augsburg (Germany), January 27, 2012.
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