Traded to Columbus by Calgary for Columbus' 4th round choice (later traded to Los Angeles, later traded to Florida Florida selected Garrett Wilson) in 2009 Entry Draft, March 4, 2009. Signed as a free agent by Vityaz Chekhov (KHL), September 2, 2011.
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