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Modano Profile

A brief bio of Mike Modano......


Full Name: Michael Thomas Modano
Born: June 7, 1970 - Livonia, MI
Family: dad (Mike, Sr.), mom ( Karen), sisters (Linda and Sandy)
Drafted #1 overall in the 1988 NHL draft by the then Minnesota North Stars
Currently holds Stars franchise records for: Games, Points, Goals, Assists (and there are probably more that I'm forgetting)
The game February 11, 2003 was Mike's 1000th NHL game - all of them as a Star.


















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Compensation: 2002/03


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Mike Modano was drafted first overall in the 1988 Entry Draft by the Minnesota North Stars. At the end of that season, he played his first two games at the NHL level in the playoffs. In 1989-90, Mike joined the North Stars from the start of the season and scored a goal in his first game (October 5 against the Islanders). That year, he scored 29 goals and 75 points, was an All-Rookie Team forward and was the runner-up to the Calder Trophy. He also won both the North Stars' Rookie of the Year and The Hockey News' Rookie of the Year awards. In the playoffs, he scored two points in seven games. In 1990-91, Mike scored 28 goals and 64 points. In the playoffs, he helped the North Stars upset the top-seed Blackhawks in the first round and the Blues in the Norris Division finals. They then captured the Clarence Campbell Bowl with a 4-1 series victory over the defending Stanley Cup champion Oilers before losing the Penguins in the Stanley Cup finals. In game four against the Oilers (May 8), Mike scored the game-winning goal. In 23 post-season games, he totalled 20 points.

In 1991-92, Mike paced the North Stars with 77 points and won the team's Masterton Award as MVP. He also won the North Stars' Star of the Game award and led the team with eight game-winning goals and 256 shots on net. In the playoffs, Mike scored five points in seven games. The following season, Mike led the Stars with 60 assists and 93 points as the North Stars missed the playoffs despite improving 12 points in the standings. During the season, Mike played in his first All-Star Game and won his first Player of the Week honour (February 8). For the second straight year, Mike led the team in game-winning goals (seven) and shots (307) and won the North Stars' Masterton Award as team MVP.

In 1993-94, Mike moved with the franchise to Dallas (now the Stars) and led the team back into the playoffs with a franchise record 42 wins and 97 points. For the third straight season, Mike won the Stars' Masterton Award and paced the team in points (93) and shots (281). He also led his team in goals (50) and power-play goals (18) for the first time. In the playoffs, Mike led the Stars to the second round with seven goals and ten points in just nine games. At year's end, Mike ranked 16th on The Hockey News' Top-40 list. In the shortened 1994-95 season, Mike scored 29 points in 30 games before undergoing ankle surgery on April 11 (two ruptured tendons). At year's end, he was given the Stars' Community Service Award.

In 1995-96, Mike returned healthy and won his fourth Stars' Masterton Award and second Stars' Star of the Game Award. That year, he paced the team with 36 goals, 45 assists, 81 points, four short-handed goals, four game-winning goals and 320 shots. He was selected to play in the All-Star Game, but missed the contest with a strained knee. On February 19, he co-won Player of the Week honours. After the team missed the playoffs that season, Mike led the Stars to a 38-point improvement to win the Central Division title in 1996-97 (club record 48 wins and 104 points). Mike paced the team with 35 goals, 48 assists and 83 points and won his fifth team Masterton Award and third Stars' Star of the Game Award. He also led the team with a +43 plus/minus rating (second highest in the league), nine power-play goals, five short-handed goals, nine game-winning goals and 291 shots. In March, he won NHL Player of the Month honours. In the playoffs, Mike scored four goals in seven games as the Stars lost to the Oilers.

In 1997-98, Mike helped the Stars win the Presidents' Trophy with a league-best 49 wins and 109 points. Despite being limited to 52 games, Mike won his fourth Stars' Star of the Game Award and paced his team with a +25 plus/minus rating and five short-handed goals. During the season, he won NHL Player of the Month honours (October) and played in his second mid-season All-Star Game. In the playoffs, Mike led the Stars to the Western Conference finals before losing to the Red Wings. At year's end, Mike was ranked eighth on The Hockey News' Top-50 players list.

In 1998-99, Mike won his sixth Stars' Masterton Award as the team won its second straight Presidents' Trophy with a franchise record 51 wins and 114 points. Mike led the team with 34 goals, 47 assists, 81 points, a +29 rating (tie), four game-winning goals and 224 shots. He won Player of the Week honours on December 27, played in his third mid-season All-Star in January (one goal) and won his fifth Stars' Star of the Game award at season's end. In the playoffs, Mike first led the Stars to a Clarence Campbell Bowl victory with victories over the Oilers, Blues and Avalanche. Then, in the final round, Mike led the Stars to a Stanley Cup victory in six games over the Sabres. Mike's 18 assists paced the league while his two assists in the final game helped clinched the Cup. At year's end, Mike ranked sixth on The Hockey News' Top-50 players list.

In 1999-2000, Mike led the Stars with 38 goals, 43 assists and 81 points as the team won its fourth-straight division title with more than 100 points (43 wins, 102 points). Mike played in his fourth mid-season All-Star Game, was a year-end Second Team All-Star and won his sixth Stars' Star of the Game award. On March 10 against the Islanders, Mike passed Brian Bellows (342) as the Stars' all-time leading scorer. In the playoffs, Mike paced the league with 13 assists and helped the Stars win the Clarence Campbell Bowl for the second straight year over the Avalanche. In the final round, the Stars lost in six games to the Devils. In game five of that final series (June 8), Mike scored the game-winning goal in triple overtime (1-0 win). At year's end, Mike ranked fifth on The Hockey News' Top-50 players list.

In 2000-01, Mike led the Stars to their fifth straight Division title and paced the club with 51 assists, 84 points and three short-handed goals. At the 2000 Stars' Super Skills event, Mike won the hardest-shot competition with a 103.4 mph rocket.


credit for the above bio goes to www.nhlpa.com