Modano joined the NHL in the 1989-90 season after spending 3 seasons with the Prince Albert Raiders of the WHL. Modano would play with the North Stars for the last 4 years of their existence and moved with the team to Dallas.
Mike then spent from 1993-94 to 2009-10 with the Dallas Stars and spent the last year of his NHL career with the Detroit Red Wings and retired after the 2010-11 season.
He holds 4 NHL records, all by an American-born player: Goals (561), points (1374), playoff points (145), and games played by an American forward (1499).
He also holds four similar North Stars/Stars records: Games played for both regular season and playoffs (1,459, and 174 respectively), goals for regular season and playoffs (557 and 58), assists for regular season and playoffs (802 and 87), and points for both regular season and playoffs (1,359 and 145).
He was a player for Team USA in international play for multiple competitions. He played in the 1988 and 1989 World Junior Championships, 3 World Championships (’90, ’93, ’05), 3 Winter Olympic Games (1998, 2002, ’06), and 3 World Cup of Hockey Tournaments (1991, ’96, 2004).
In 57 international games, Modano recorded 14 goals, 27 assists for 41 total points.
Modano won the 1999 Stanley Cup with the Stars and had his #9 retired with the organization.
With 6 All-Star Game appearances, 1 NHL Second-Team honor, and an NHL All-Rookie honor to his name, Modano was a clear choice for the Hockey Hall of Fame.
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