Mike Modano is returning to the Dallas Stars for their 20th anniversary season, though he won’t be on the ice.
Mike Modano made his mark long before he and the Minnesota North Stars relocated to Dallas and brought hockey to the Sun Belt. Once he got there in 1993, he didn’t miss a beat.
Former NHL star Mike Modano, who was a member of the Stars when the 2004-2005 season was lost, recently told ESPN of the work stoppage. “It was a waste of time,” he said.
Almost a full year into his retirement, former Stars center Mike Modano seems to be simply enjoying, well, being Mike Modano.
They say all good things must come to an end, and for former Dallas Stars icon Mike Mondano, that means his marriage of 5 years to singer Willa Ford.
After Zach Parise and Ryan Suter signed with the Wild, Mike Modano was so excited that he tweeted about playing in the NHL again. But it was just a joke, right?
Modano, 42, retired after the 2009-10 season having spent his entire 20-year career in the Stars organization after being drafted as the No. 1 overall pick.
Mike Modano walked away from the NHL on Friday with tears, signing an honorary one-day contract so he could retire after 21 seasons as a member of the Dallas Stars.
The Stars say Modano will sign a one-day contract Friday during the news conference when he announces his retirement.
“After a long summer of thinking about my future, I’ve come to the decision that it’s time to retire as a player from the NHL,” Modano wrote on Wednesday.
Hell hath officially frozen over. In Arlington, the Texas Rangers are still playing baseball. And in Dallas, Stars fans are now cheering for the Detroit Red Wings.
To the Texas Rangers, tonight’s do-or-die game is unprecedented, uncharted territory. But as metroplex sports fans, we’re accustomed to these elimination scenarios. And, you know what? We’re pretty damn good at them.
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