Made his NHL debut, recording one shot and two PIM in 16:53 TOI at EDM (4/8)...Dished out two assists to go along with 112 PIM and a +5 rating in 72 games with the Houston Aeros (AHL)...Was a Hobey Baker finalist during his senior season at St. Lawrence (2006-07).
SJHL 1st All-Star Team (2003) SJHL Defenseman of the Year (2003) ECAC First All-Star Team (2007) ECAC Player of the Year (2007) NCAA East First All-American Team (2007)
Traded to Florida by Dallas with Dallas' 2nd round compensatory choice (later traded to Phoenix Phoenix selected Enver Lisin) in 2004 Entry Draft for Valeri Bure, March 8, 2004. Signed as a free agent by Los Angeles, August 23, 2007. Signed as a free agent by Minnesota, July 2, 2010.
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