Modano lead 2014 Hall of Fame class

by Dan M | Posted on Saturday, June 28th, 2014

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By Richard Pollak

Dallas Stars all-time everything  Mike Modano was named to the NHL HALL OF FAME, CLASS OF 2014.The first ballot inductee is the highest-scoring American-born player in NHL history, with 561 goals and 1,374 points.       His 1,499 games played, all but 40 with the Minnesota North Stars / Dallas Stars franchise, are the most by a U.S. born forward.
A seven-time all-star, Modano was the face of the franchise when it moved to Texas, and he remains an icon in both places. He helped the Stars win the Stanley Cup in 1999, and he leads all American players with 146 playoff points.
“This trumps it all,” Modano said. “This is the one thing that when you retire you look back and wander if you had a big enough impact on the game on and off the ice that you might get a call like this in a couple years. It all sort of lingers in the back of our minds.”It’s the pinnacle.”
This is obviously the greatest recognition a player could ever get among his peers and guys he played with. The guys I’m going in with. Modano was chosen by an 18-person committee this past weekend in Toronto. The 2014 Hockey Hall of Fame induction ceremony will take place Nov.17.

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