Thursday, September 22, 2011
Mike Modano will sign a one-day contract and retire as a Dallas Star
$999,999: Not bad for a day's pay!
His contract calls for $999,999, chosen because he is No. 9.
“Mike Modano will always be the face of this franchise," said Nieuwendyk in a press release. "He means so much to our organization and all of our fans. We wanted to give him the opportunity to retire as a Dallas Star. Mike has given his heart and soul to this game for over 30 years. On behalf of the entire organization and the National Hockey League, we would like to thank him for his dedication.”
Modano is the all-time leading scorer among American-born players in goals (561) and points (1,374). He played 22 seasons in the National Hockey League and was part of the 1999 Stanley Cup winning Stars team. He played his final season with the Detroit Red Wings.
Games Played: 1,459
Overtime goals: 9
Penalty Shots: 4
Goals in a season by a center: 50 (1993-94)
Hat tricks in a season: 3 (1998-99) – tied w/4
Power play goals: 156
Shorthanded goals: 29
Even-strength goals: 372
Game-winning goals: 92
Most 20-Goal Seasons: 16
Most 30-Goal Seasons: 9
Power play assists: 331
Highest +/- in a season: +43 (1996-97)
Playoff Games: 174
Playoff Goals: 58
Playoff Assists: 87
Playoff Points: 145
Source: Dallas Stars