Mike Modano

Ice Hockey Player
Born Jun 7, 1970

Michael Thomas Modano, Jr. is a retired American professional ice hockey player, who played primarily for the Minnesota North Stars/Dallas Stars franchise. He is the all-time goal-scoring and points leader amongst American-born players in the NHL, as well as the last active player in the NHL who played for the North Stars when the team was in Minnesota. Modano was drafted first overall by the North Stars in 1988.… Read More

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1970 Birth Born on June 7, 1970.


1983 13 Years Old Modano was the second American to be selected first overall in the draft, after Brian Lawton in 1983; since then Bryan Berard (1995), Rick DiPietro (2000), Erik Johnson (2006), Patrick Kane (2007), and Auston Matthews (2016) have also been taken first overall. … Read More
1984 14 Years Old …  In the 1984-85 season, Modano scored 50 goals and 50 assists on the way to win the USA Hockey National Championship in 1985. … Read More
1986 16 Years Old In 1986, 16-year-old Modano was invited by coach Rick Wilson of the Prince Albert Raiders to come to Saskatchewan and join the Western Hockey League team. … Read More
Four days before Modano's eighteenth birthday, the Minnesota North Stars selected him as the first overall draft pick in the 1988 NHL Entry Draft.


1992 22 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1992, Modano signed a four-year extension that made him the highest-paid member of the team, receiving $2 million per year.
Ken Hitchcock was hired on January 8, 1996 as Dallas' coach, installing a defensive-minded system while requesting Modano to concentrate on his offense and using him more routinely - from the 15–18 minutes under Gainey, Modano routinely played twenty-five minutes with Hitchcock.
1999 29 Years Old During his tenure with the Raiders, Modano started dating Kerri Nelson, sister of his teammates Jeff and Todd Nelson. In October 1999, he proposed to her, but eventually they ended the engagement in February 2000. … Read More


2003 33 Years Old As the long-time face of the Dallas franchise, he has recorded over 1,000 NHL points and became the captain of the Stars in 2003.
2005 35 Years Old 1 More Event
During the 2005 offseason, Modano contemplated signing with the Boston Bruins, but he decided to stay with the Stars after owner Tom Hicks got involved.
2006 36 Years Old On September 29, 2006, Brenden Morrow replaced him as the Stars' captain; Modano served an alternate captain from that time until 2010, a role in which he had previously served from 1995 to 2003.
…  Modano, the Stars' all-time leader in several statistical categories and a member of the franchise for the entirety of his 17-year career, appeared at selected All-Star events and dropped the puck in a ceremonial face-off prior the game on January 24, 2007. … Read More


2010 40 Years Old 1 More Event
On June 29, 2010, the Stars announced that Modano would not be re-signed to a contract for the 2010–11 season. … Read More
2011 - 2012 2 More Events
2013 43 Years Old 1 More Event
In January 2013, Modano became an alternate governor and executive advisor for the Stars' office. … Read More
2014 44 Years Old …  Modano was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame on November 17, 2014.
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