Feb 4, 2012; Dallas, TX, USA; Dallas Stars former goalie Eddie Belfour (right) is greeted by former Stars center Mike Modano (left) before the game against the Minnesota Wild at the American Airlines Center. The Stars defeated the Wild 2-1 in the overtime shootout. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

Dallas Stars to Retire Mike Modano's Number 9

The Dallas Starts have officially announced that they will retire the # 9 worn by Mike Modano. Modano was drafted 1st over all by the Minnesota North Stars in 1988 He is now  a member of US Hockey Hall of Fame, and once eligible will be a member of the NHL HOF as well.

Today Mike Modano is the Executive Director and Alternate Governor of the Dallas Stars. During his 21 years with the North Stars and later the Dallas Stars Modano was a core player. He holds the Stars record for just about ever offensive category.

Games Played 1429, Goals 557, Even Strength Goals 372, Short Handed Goals 39, Assists 802, Power Play Goals 156, Game Winning Goals 92, Points 1559

From 1998-2000 the Stars were the cream of the NHL crop. In 1999  the Stars  won the Stanley cup, and Modano’s toughness was never more clear. He played in the finals with a broken wrist. Modano’s # 9 will be put in the rafters on March 8th when the Dallas Stars take on the Minnesota Wild. Modano’s jersey will share a final resting place with three other players jerseys.

7 Neal Broten

8 Bill Goldsworthy

19 Bill Masterson

DID YOU KNOW? Mike Modano’s first NHL game was played agents the New York Islanders on October 5th 1989. He also scored his 1st NHL goal in that game.

Tags: Bill Goldsworthy Bill Masterson Dallas Stars Mike Modano Minnesota North Stars Neal Broten New York Islanders NHL Hall Of Fame USA Hockey

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