Mike Modano has officially retired from the National Hockey League.
Modano revealed on Wednesday that he planned to retire, but he decided to first sign a one-day contract with Dallas so that he could retire as a member of the Stars. "You wonder what this day would be like and it feels pretty overwhelming," Modano said. "I look back at 21 years with one franchise and I think that's what made me the most proud of anything." Modano scored 561 goals and 1,374 points in 1,499 career games. He was originally drafted by the Minnesota North Stars in 1988 and stayed with the organization until the end of the 2009-10. He spent the 2010-11 campaign with the Detroit Red Wings, but he was limited to 40 games due to a wrist injury. Modano is the Stars' franchise leader in a number of categories, including games played, goals, assists, points, and game-winning goals. He's also scored more goals and recorded more points than any other US-born player.
Fri, Sep 23, 2011 03:53:00 PM