Is 2nd among NJ d'men with 7g-20a-27pts; recorded 1a Mar. 7 at Det...Has 3g-9a-12pts on the power play this season...Scored career-high 7th goal Jan. 3 vs. Chi...Tied career-high with 1g-2a-3pts, including first career OT goal, Dec. 21 at Wsh...Had two 1g-1a-2pt. games: Nov. 27 vs. Car. & Oct. 26 at Bos. (GWG)...Had points in career-high (tie) five straight games Nov. 23-30 (1g-5a-6pts)...Had points in three straight games twice: Dec. 18-21 (2g-3a-5pts) & Nov. 8-12 (3a); assist Nov. 8 at Tor. was 100th of career...Had points in back-to-back games Feb. 27-Mar. 1 (2a)...Appeared in 400th NHL game Oct. 11 at Cgy…2012-13: Led squad with career-high plus-12 mark...Finished tied for first among the club’s defensemen with four goals (Zidlicky); was second with 12 assists/16 points (Zidlicky, 15a/19pts)...Matched career high with points in five straight games Feb. 2-9 (2g-6a-8pts)…Notched first career short-handed goal Feb. 2 at Pit.
CCHA All-Rookie Team (2003) CCHA First All-Star Team (2004, 2005, 2006) NCAA West First All-American Team (2006)
Signed as a free agent by New Jersey, April 4, 2006.
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