Traded to Philadelphia by Los Angeles with Patrik Hersley for Denis Gauthier and Philadelphia's 2nd round choice (later traded to Minnesota Minesota selected Jason Zucker) in 2010 Entry Draft, July 1, 2008. Traded to Boston by Philadelphia with Philadelphia's 4th round choice (Lane MacDermid) in 2009 Entry Draft for Andrew Alberts, October 14, 2008.
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