Mike Modano, who put the Stanley Cup over his head on that unforgettable June night here in 1999 while with the Dallas Stars (right), took to social media to announce he's calling it a career and will have a press conference to chat it up on Friday. Modano tweeted the announcement that links to a message on his Facebook page.
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. There's way too many people to thank here at this time and too much to say, so I have a press conference scheduled for early Friday afternoon. Check back Friday late afternoon for more. What a great ride it's been!
Modano retires with 561 goals and 1,374 points in a long career that stretched from Minnesota to Dallas and ended last year with Detroit. It all started with two playoff games for the North Stars way back in 1989. He's the all-time scoring leader in points and goals for Americans and becomes the last player still active during the 1980s to retire.
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