Earned an assist vs. PHI (3/2) ... Scored a goal and tallied five shots at BOS (3/1) ... Won 7 of 10 faceoffs at FLA (2/27) ... Registered five hits vs. DET (2/2) ... Scored a goal and led WSH in shots (6) and hits (5) at CBJ (1/30) ... Scored two goals at TB (1/9) ... Scored the GWG in the third period and was named the game's first star vs. NYR (12/27) ... Tallied an assist vs. ANA (12/23) ... Earned an assist vs. NJ (12/21) ... Scored a goal at PHI (11/17) ... Earned an assist vs. PHI (12/15) ... Scored a goal and earned an assist vs. NSH (12/7) ... Scored a goal and earned an assist vs. MTL (11/29) ... Scored a goal vs. OTT (11/27) ... Served as a healthy extra in nine games (11/5-11/22) ... Earned an assist vs. FLA (11/2) ... Tied his career high with two assists at PHI (11/1) ... Earned an assist at CGY (10/26) ... Scored his first goal of the season vs. COL (10/12) ... Earned an assist vs. CAR (10/10) ... Won eight of 11 faceoffs at DAL (10/5)
WHL East First All-Star Team (2005) WHL Player of the Year (2005) Canadian Major Junior Second All-Star Team (2005)
Missed majority of 2011-12 due to shoulder surgery and as a healthy reserve. Traded to Winnipeg by Washington for Danick Paquette and Winnipeg's 4th round choice (Thomas Di Pauli) in 2012 Entry Draft, July 8, 2011. Signed as a free agent by Hameenlinna (Finland), October 23, 2012. Signed as a free agent by Washington, Janiuary 12, 2013.
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