The greatest player in Dallas Stars history, Mike Modano, will be honored again by the organization when it unveils his statue outside American Airlines Center in March.
The Texas organization made the announcement on Monday during the game against the New York Rangers. On March 16, Modano will become the second person to receive a statue near the amphitheater, joining Mavericks legend Dirk Nowitzki.
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The Stars have already retired their former captain’s number 9, three years after he announced his retirement. The American was selected first overall in the 1988 draft by the Minnesota North Stars and spent just over 20 seasons with the organization. He then ended his career wearing the Detroit Red Wings jersey.
Modano leads franchise history in games played (1,459), goals (557), assists (802) and points (1,359). He also helped the Stars win the Stanley Cup in 1999.