The Dallas Stars will add a new jersey to their rafters. Reports are popping up that the Stars are going to retire Mike Modano’s number nine. This Saturday when the Stars take on the Minnesota Wild the puck drop will only be part of the show. Modano was part of the former Minnesota North Stars that became the Dallas Stars, and it is only fitting that during a Stars Wild game his number nine will be retired.
Mike Modano is now an executive with the Stars franchise, and a member of the USA Hockey HOF. Some people will say that Modano was the face of USA Hockey for a while and just about anyone with any hockey knowledge will tell you he was the face of hockey in Dallas. Modano came to Dallas when hockey was a four letter word; it was unknown and a weird idea. But, Modano helped make it work.
”And then walking over to the jersey and watching that get lifted up. I think those two moments are going to be really tough and having family and friends really close on the ice with you. It’s going to be a real up and down night.” Yahoo Sports, SCHUYLER DIXON (AP Sports Writer)
Growing up watching NHL hockey few names had a draw like Modano, and still to this day his stat line is the stuff player’s dream of. (561 G, 813 A for 1,374 points)
Modano was able to lead the Dallas Stars to a Stanley Cup Championship in 1999. It was the now famous No-Goal game. Despite the controversy of that game there is no arguing that Modano’s number nine is deserving of retirement.