CURRENT NOTES: Underwent surgery for a knee injury on Dec. 31…At the time of his injury, he was 1st on the team in goals, 1st among all NHL rookies in goals and in points
2013-14: Tallied a goal and an assist on Nov. 29 vs. St. Louis…Scored the game-tying goal with the extra attacker and 1:05 left in the third period on Nov. 14 at Vancouver…Recorded a goal and an assist on Nov. 10 at Winnipeg…Tallied his third multi-point game of the season (1-1=2) on Nov. 5 vs. Buffalo…Was named NHL Rookie of the Month for October…Has scored three times within the first 76 seconds of a game this season: Oct. 5 vs. PHX, Oct. 12 vs. OTT and Oct. 27 at OTT…Named NHL’s First Star of the Week for week of Oct. 13 with 5 goals in 3 games…First NHL player to score seven goals in his first five games since Edmonton Oilers' Blair McDonald (1979-80)
FIN FACTS: Nickname is “Hammer” in the Sharks dressing room…prefers Czech pronunciation of his first name, TOE-mawsh.
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