Made NJD debut Mar. 7 at Det...Acquired from Car. on Mar. 5; traded for 2nd time in NHL career…Had 5g-11a-16pts in 57 games for Canes this season…Appeared in 600th career game Feb. 7 vs. Fla…Posted season-high 2a/pts. Jan. 5 vs. Nsh…Recorded points in back-to-back games five times, most recently Feb. 4-7 (2a)…Scored GWG Nov. 24 vs. Ott…Made season debut Oct. 13 vs. Phx.; began season on I.R. & missed first five games (lower body)…A member of Finland’s Bronze Medal-winning teams at 2014 & 2010 Winter Olympics; posted 1g-4a-5pts in six games in Sochi…2012-13: Totaled 4g-5a-9pts in his ninth NHL season; injuries limited playing time to just 17 games…Posted two multi-pt. games: Apr. 18 at Wpg. (2g) & Mar. 30 at Wpg. (2a)...Had points in season-high three straight Apr. 23-27 (2g-1a-3pts)...Registered 300th career point/first of season with assist Mar. 28 at Tor…Made season debut Mar. 21 vs. NJ.
Missed majority of 2005-06 due to back (October 15, 2005 at San Jose) and ankle (January 8, 2006 vs. Nashville) injuries. Traded to Carolina by Chicago for Andrew Ladd, February 26, 2008. Missed majority of 2012-13 due to hip surgery.
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