Mike Modano put hockey on the map in Texas.
The longtime face of the Stars franchise is the most successful Amercian-born player in the history of the NHL and one of the best all-around players of his generation.
Here’s a list of his career achievements:
• Modano was drafted first overall by the Minnesota North Stars in 1988 NHL Draft
• He made his NHL debut in the 1989 playoffs, but was a rookie through the 1989-90 season. That year, he registered 29 goals and 75 points in 80 games and finished as the runner-up (to Sergei Makarov) for the Calder Trophy. He was selected to the All-Rookie team.
• After Minnesota moved to Dallas, Modano helped lead the Stars to a first-place finish in the Central Division in 1996-97 and helped the club reach the conference final in 1997-98.
• Won a Stanley Cup with Dallas in 1998-99, the first in franchise history.
• He scored 30 or more goals nine times during his career and topped the 20-goal plateau 16 times.
• His best season came in 1993-94 when he scored 50 goals.
• Runner-up for Selke Trophy (top defensive forward) in 2000-01.
• He was selected to the NHL’s Second All-Star Team in 2003 and played in eight All-Star Games.
• Represented the United States in three Olympic Games (1998, 2002, 2006) and at the World Cup of Hockey twice (1996, 2004). He won a silver at the 1991 Canada Cup.
• He took part in the IIHF World Championship in 1990, 1993 and 2005.
• Most goals by an American-born player (561).
• Most points by an American player (1,374).
• Most playoff points by an American player (146).
• Most regular season games by an American (1,499).
Stars franchise records (Dallas/Minnesota):
• Most games played, goals, assists, points in franchise history.
• Had his jersey retired in 2014.