Dallas Stars Retire Mike Modano’s No. 9 (Video)

Mike Modano is considered by many as the greatest American-born NHL player of all-time.

The Michigan native spent the first 20 of his 21 professional seasons with the Dallas Stars, who retired his No. 9 during a special ceremony before the team’s game against the Minnesota Wild on Saturday night.

Modano tallied 557 goals (including nine 30-goal seasons) and 802 assists in his career with the Stars, and played a key part in the team’s first and only Stanley Cup title during the 1998-99 season. He’s also a two-time U.S. Olympian and a member of the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame.

In addition to his statistical brilliance, Modano significantly increased the popularity of hockey in the Dallas market.

Check out his retirement ceremony in the video below.

Thumbnail photo via Twitter/@insideaacenter

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