CAREER: In the 3rd season of a 3-year contract...2006 OHL Plus-Minus Award (+37)...Represented Canada at the 2006 U-18 World Championship and 2005 U-17 World Championship (gold).
2013-14: Ranked 3rd on the Griffins with 29 points (10-19-29) in 31 games at the time of his recall...Has totaled 20 points (9-11-20) over his last 17 games in GR...Recorded 2 assists in 9 games with DET this season...Has missed 6 games due to injury.
2012-13: 1 of 4 DET players to appear in all 48 games...Averaged 10:48 TOI per game...Tallied 8 points (5-3-8)...Skated in 13 playoff games, averaging 10:25 TOI.
OTHER: Recorded 255 points (97-158-255) in 218 OHL games with the Kingston Frontenacs and Brampton Battalion from 2004-08...Has skated in 248 career AHL games with Grand Rapids, tallying 140 points (44-96-140)...Scored in his NHL debut on 1/22/11 vs. CHI.
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