2011-12: Made his DET debut on Oct 22 at WSH (also 100th career NHL game)... Recorded his first DET point on Nov 5 vs ANA, assisting on a goal by Nicklas Lidstrom in the 2nd period of a 5-0 win at Joe Louis Arena... Has appeared in five games for DET (0G-1A-1P) and four games for AHL's Grand Rapids Griffins (1G-2A-3P)... Tallied 6GP-3G-0A-3P for the Red Wings during the 2011 pre-season, tying him with Gustav Nysquist for the team lead in goals.
Career: Appeared in 99 games with the Dallas Stars from 2008-2010, registering 19G-21A-40P in addition to 18PIM... Became just the third player in NHL history to record a hat trick in his first career game on October 15, 2008, finding the back of the net three times during a 6-4 Dallas win over Nashville.... In 81 career games at the AHL level, has amassed 16G-24A-40P for the Texas Stars, Manitoba Moose, and Toronto Marlies... Prior to his arrival in North America, tallied 54GP-9G-28A-37P with Farjestad of the Swedish Elite League in 2007-08.
Signed as a free agent by Dallas, May 8, 2008. Traded to Toronto by Dallas for Mikhail Stefanovich, January 13. 2011. Signed as a free agent by Detroit, October 3, 2011. Signed as a free agent by Frolunda (Sweden), July 26, 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