Recorded his first career assist on Jan. 9 vs. Detroit…Extended goal-scoring streak to three games with a goal on Jan. 2 vs. Edmonton…Scored a goal in back-to-back games for the first time in his career with his tally on Dec. 31 at Anaheim…Scored his first career NHL goal on Dec. 29 vs. Anaheim…Led Worcester (AHL) in points (18) and assists (13) at the time of recall…Recalled to San Jose on Dec. 28…Reassigned to Worcester on Oct. 19…Recalled to San Jose on Oct. 15
Son of Dennis Kearns, who played ten seasons with Vancouver from 1971-81…Graduated with an economics degree from the University of Calgary
Signed as a free agent by Phoenix, July 27, 2010. Signed as a free agent by Florida, July 14, 2011. Signed as a free agent by San Jose, July 2, 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